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News for Stout Alumni, 
Parents and Friends 

Spring 2001 

Uw-Stout Alumni Association 

Creating colorful connections 

Students develop new packaging solutions for Binney & Smith 

Students in UW-Stout' s packaging program received professional 
experience first semester as they worked with Binney & Smith, 
the makers of Crayola products. The company charged the students 
with designing a new package for its eight-count washable markers . 

"In consumer's minds, the current package does not present a 
connection to the product it contains. So, consumers usually 
dispose of the package," explainedDan Orlopp, a senior packaging 

The students began their project by interviewing target markets, 
including children, parents, teachers and day care workers. They 
also evaluated the display needs of retailers. 

While conducting interviews at UW-Stout' s Child and Family 
Study Center, packaging students said they found that young 
children had trouble opening the existing marker packages. Also, 
the children's approach to organizing the markers varied. "Some 
would take one marker out of the package at a time, replacing it 
when they were done. Others dumped the whole package and 
let the markers roll all over," said Mike Gilgenbach, senior 
packaging student. 

When student Kevin Davis talked to older children at St. 
Joseph's Catholic School in Menomonie, he received several 
inventive suggestions. According to Davis, the kids said they 
didn't want to play with "baby markers" anymore. "Some thought 
it would be cool to have markers that updated them on sports 
scores. Others thought it would be nice if the markers rolled back 
to them, like a yo-yo," he said. 

Most parents, day care workers and teachers had more practical 
responses. They said they preferred Crayolabrand markers because 
they lasted longer, according to members of the packaging class. 
Chad Ericson even interviewed single fathers, who he found were 
less concerned with clean up of the markers than the children's 
mothers were. 

Graduate student Federico Gutierrez conducted additional 
evaluations focusing on Spanish- speaking communities. He said 
that Latin Americans are not as easily seduced as Americans are 
into buying a product because it has new, flashy packaging. 

"This is a cultural difference," said the students' instructor, 
Ken Neuburg. "As American consumers, we see goods as 
expendable. Latin Americans focus more on durability." 

The students said they had to work within a few design 

perimeters set by Binney & Smith. For example, the company 
wanted to keep the familiar Crayola yellow and green colors a 
prominent feature of the design. They also took the company's 
present manufacturing and distribution processes into account. 

"Still, the sky is the limit," said Neuburg. "These students are 
getting ready to begin their careers. I want to push them beyond 
the usual classroom exercises. This is applied theory all the way. 
The design portfolio they are developing will allow them to really 
shine during their upcoming interviews." 

The students said they considered designs that would serve 
specific marketing purposes, including travel, gift-giving and 
seasonal packages. Because most of the people they interviewed 
said they often keep their markers in a container other than the 
package they come in, the students said they thought a practical 
solution would be a durable premium container that could be used 
to store the markers. 

"This premium package would cost more, but the consumers 
would get a container that provides better storage. They would 
only have to buy it once, and then keep it supplied with refill 
packs," said Neuburg. 

Split into three groups, the packaging students developed 
zippered plastic bags and resealable packages made of a shiny 
metalized film. They also designed a container similar to a zip 
disk or cassette tape holder. When opened, the container stands on 
its own, making the contents easy to find and replace. 

Most of the students' designs were drafted using computer 
aided design. They produced prototypes in UW-Stout' s various 
packaging and prototyping labs. In addition, they revisited their 
test markets to get responses to their prototypes. 

For each of their recommended solutions, the packaging stu- 
dents developed specifications, identifying test and precision 
procedures, what materials were used, and the costs involved in 
producing the new packages. 

The students provided all nine of their ideas to Binney & Smith 
and formally presented the three best designs to representatives of 
the company in December. 

"Even more than for the solutions they came up with, I am 
proud of the students for the way they worked together and 
bonded," said Neuburg. 

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"These students are getting ready 

to begin their careers. 

I want to push them beyond 

the usual classroom exercises. 

This is applied theory all the way." 

Ken Neuburg 


New classroom strategy 
bringing exciting results. 

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Stout Foundation 

Generous gifts add to the more than 400 scholarships 

the foundation awards each year. 

Page 10 

From the 

The Stout Outlook launches a new section 

that looks back into our interesting past. 

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U niversity N ews 

Portable pioneers 

Instructors involved in the new laptop pilots at UW- 
Stout are definitely breaking ground. Sure, other 
campuses are using laptops in the classrooms. Some are 
even launching wireless networks. But very few, if any, 
are combining this hardware with innovative classroom 
management software. 

Integrating these three technologies into the class- 
room has not been an easy task. Part of the purpose of a 
pilot is to discover flaws, so instructors have spent the 
past semester resolving glitches in the new system. "All 
three technologies do things that we want to do. The 
obstacle is getting them to work in conjunction with each 
other," explained Bruce Maylath, director of the tech- 
nical communication program. 

Fortunately these brave instructors are ironing out 
technical problems before this initiative goes full scale 
in the fall of 2002, when all incoming freshmen will be 
required to use a laptop. To move the process along, they 
are currently pursuing a UW System grant to support 
seminars about teaching in new and exciting ways with 
notebook computers. Additionally, they are seeking 
funds to support a class that will introduce incoming 
students to the ins and outs associated with laptops. 

Currently, all freshmen entering the technical 
communication program and the graphic com- 
munications management program are required to 
purchase either an iBook or a PowerBook. Both pro- 
grams selected these models because most professionals 
in their fields use Apple computers. 

These two programs are particularly well suited to 
adopt portable technologies. Both involve courses that 
require heavy computer use. Also, professionals working 
in these fields often travel or work from mobile offices 
and require laptops to communicate with clients and 

"We need to be pioneers to prepare students for their 
future," said Jim Herr, director of the graphic com- 
munications management program. 

Faculty members who teach the laptop classes have 
had to be flexible enough to change their lesson plans 
at the last minute when they either cannot connect with 
the wireless network, or with their students' computers. 
And students have had to remain patient, often 
collaborating with their instructors to overcome technical 

Now, their process of trial and error has begun to 
bring exciting results. "This is a revolution. Wireless 
access allows much more flexibility and spontaneity 
in the classroom," said Maylath. For example, he can 
easily introduce hands-on computer activities without 
worrying about scheduling time in a lab months 

In addition, laptops promote group work. "Instead 
of sitting in a row in a lab, my students can sit in circles 
with laptops between them," explained Maylath. They 
pass their computers to each other, and type responses to 
what their classmates have written, he added. 

Using classroom management software originally 
designed for computer labs, Maylath can view what is 
on a student' s screen from his PowerBook and instantly 
send them his comments. He can also show the class 
examples of their fellow students' work on a projector 
screen connected to his laptop. While the student' s work 
is on the screen, Maylath can manipulate the text by 
taking control of their keyboard from his own keyboard. 

"I am having students do more in-class writing than 
I ever have before, because they can easily revise it. 
At first they were a little inhibited, knowing that I can 
see what they are writing, but they soon got over it," 
noted Maylath. When he is observing their screen, a 
graphic pair of eyes pops up on the student' s menu bar. 
Maylath said he can turn this indicator off, but prefers to 
let the students know he is viewing their work. 

In the Fall of 2002, all freshmen 

will be required to use laptop computers 

"This is a revolution. 
Wireless access allows 
much more flexibility and spontaneity 
in the classroom." 

Bruce Maylath 

According to Herr, each station can process 
connections to approximately 10 laptops. For security 
purposes, Stout Solutions-Learning Technologies 
assigned each notebook computer a roaming Internet 
Protocol address. IP addresses ensure only students, 
faculty members and staff connect with UW-Stout's 

Both Maylath and Herr said that the price of the 
laptops didn't seem to be a big issue with the students or 
their parents. Because the laptops are required for class, 
they were given the option to boost their financial aid to 
cover the cost. Those who were not eligible for aid had 
the opportunity to apply for a loan through Apple. 

Still, only three students requested additional aid 
and two received Apple loans. The remaining 5 1 bought 
their computers outright, said Herr. 

Because the University Bookstore is the university ' s 
Apple sales agent, they put together five different 
packages that include a printer, software and either an 
iBook or a PowerBook. They also offer additional 
software at an educational discount and help students 
withmaintenance,saidSamMorey, University Bookstore 

If a laptop crashes, the students need to call a 1-800 
number to discuss the problem with an Apple 
representative who will help them determine if they have 
a hardware or software problem. If the hardware is 
faulty, Apple sends an overnight express container. 
Morey said students usually get their laptop back in a 
week. The bookstore maintains two loaner laptops that 
students can check out in the meantime, he added. 

Bruce Maylath gives pointers to a student working on her laptop computer. 

Students are beginning to use their laptops to take 
notes as well. "They can search for a Web site while I 
am lecturing, gather relevant information and paste it 
right into their notes. This also allows them to easily 
incorporate their notes into the papers they write," said 

Instructors and students in biology and chemistry 
classes are also using laptops in innovative ways. For 
example, using special software and temperature and 
pressure sensors that plug directly into their laptops, 
students can simultaneously monitor and tabulate 
changes in temperature and pressure at precise, 
automatically timed intervals, said John Crandall, 
chemistry department. 

In addition, they can see graphical presentations of 
the changes that are occurring in live time. "From this, 
students are better able to conceptualize those changes. 
Not only is the data being recorded much more precisely 
than before, but students can also manipulate that data 
for presentation in alternate forms and can then print 
their results," explained Crandall. 

Students involved in the pilot can work on their 
laptops in the classrooms, the hallways, or even outside, 
providing they are within approximately 150 feet of a 
Lucent base station and not aligned with any steel 
obstructions. Each laptop must contain an "airport" card 
in order to connect with one of several base stations 
located in Harvey Hall, the Communication Technologies 
Building and the Science Wing. 

Mine off 

Coordinating a classroom revolution 

Vic Mincoff, UW-Stout's laptop initiative coordinator, is prepared to 
tackle his next technology challenge. He has been charged with develop- 
ing a long-range plan to implement UW-Stout's laptop program. "Our 
intent is to deploy laptops to all incoming freshman in three consecutive 
years," he explained. 

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Mincoff has worked with 
computers for more than 25 years. As computer technology has evolved, 
so has the nature of his job — from working in telecommunications to 
managing training centers to dealing with Y2K compliance issues. 

Mincoff gained a great deal of experience implementing laptops while working for 
Labatt Brewing Company in Ontario. He helped introduce portable computers to 135 
salespeople, allowing them to access past sales information while visiting merchants. 

Currently, Mincoff is a consultant for Compuware, a company that builds technology 
solutions. Working for such a large company gives him a clear advantage. "If I need help 
with some aspect of a project, I can draw on the experience of some 1 5 ,000 other Compuware 
employees," he said. 

To begin his plan, Mincoff has been meeting with a variety of people on campus and 
collecting their input. He said people seem open to the laptop initiative. "I have received a 
tremendous amount of positive feedback," he noted. 

In addition to gathering information from faculty, students and staff, Mincoff is 
considering the pros and cons of the different vendors who may supply laptops to the UW- 
Stout campus. He pointed out that choosing one vendor over another is not just dependent 
on cost. Other factors include customer support, maintenance, trade-in allowances, upgrade 
capabilities and flexibility in renegotiating contracts. 

Still, Mincoff indicated that student satisfaction is the most important element to 
consider during the planning process. He believes in giving students options, so that they can 
take responsibility for their own education. "We can make them aware of what their program 
suggests they purchase and what the industry standard is. Then, they can decide what laptop 
they will still be happy with at the end of four years," he said. 

Stout Outlook 

Stomping through the bogs 

Nold receives National Science Foundation grant to study Wisconsin peat bogs 

Stephen Nold, biology, has received a $532,900 
undergraduate research grant from the National Science 
Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development 
Program. The CAREER program recognizes and 
supports the activities of beginning faculty members 
who demonstrate the potential to become leaders in their 

NSF has also nominated Nold for the Presidential 
Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. 
PECASE is the United States government's highest 
honor for scientists and engineers as they begin their 

During the five-year grant period, Nold will study 
bacteria that consume methane, a greenhouse gas. He 
will conduct his research in methane-producing peat 
bogs located in the Trout Lake Station, a Long-Term 
Ecological Research site in Northern Wisconsin. 

"We are currently limited by the methods we use to 
study these organisms, which are very small — a 
micrometer in diameter. These peat bogs contain an 
enormous number of species, but we don't know what 
the species are doing," Nold said. "I plan to measure how 

much methane particular bacteria are eating. This will 
link bacterial species' identity to their activity, offering 
a new and hopefully useful method in microbiology." 

Trout Lake Station is located in Wisconsin' s Northern 
Highland Lake District in Vilas County. According to 
Nold, NSF supports crews to work in these research sites 
for 50 years or more. "Other people have studied the 
Trout Lake site and collected data for over 70 years. I 
will tap into that knowledge base as I work there," he 
said. "I will also bring undergraduates up to Northern 
Wisconsin to stomp through the bogs to collect samples 
that we will bring back to study." 

To enhance the education of Nold's students, the 
NSF grant also supports sending him to four weeklong 
summer workshops to learn how to incorporate 
cooperative learning strategies into his classroom. As a 
result, he will develop new courses and make 
improvements to existing courses, integrating activities 
that get students to solve problems together. 

"I plan to hire a graduate student to study the effects 
of small-group learning in our Introductory Biology 
course. Hopefully, these efforts will act as a catalyst for 

improving science education at Stout," he said. 

In addition, Nold plans to develop relationships 
between Stout and the emergent biotechnology industry 
in Wisconsin. "This grant will help build aresearch and 
education infrastructure that will supply a trained 
workforce to this growing industry," he said. 

Nold received his bachelor's degree from UW- 
Stevens Point and his Ph.D. from Montana State 
University. After earning his degrees, he spent a year 
and a half in the Netherlands, where he also studied 
methane-eating bacteria. Before his arrival at Stout last 
January, Nold was at Michigan State University studying 
samples of Pacific Ocean sediment he collected on an 
oceanographic cruise. 

To support grant-writing efforts in their college, 
Dean John Murphy and Associate Dean John Hunt 
organized a College of Arts and Sciences grant writing 
stipend. ' 'Without that support, I would not have written 
this grant proposal," Nold said. "I am grateful for the 
opportunity to think and write. Fortunately, my scientific 
peers liked what they read." 

"Hopefully, these 

efforts will act 

as a catalyst for 

improving science 

education at Stout." 

Stephen Nold 

Applied Science 

Undergraduate degree program is first in nation 

A new applied science program to meet the demand in 
the business world for graduates who can adapt to rapid 
scientific and technical advances is now being offered 
by UW-Stout. 

"This program will benefit students and the state 
economy by providing job skills that are in great demand 
by high-tech industries," said Forrest Schultz, director 
of the applied science program. 

The new program is unlike any in the nation, 
emphasizing flexibility through a broad scientific base 
along with practical experience. The curriculum is based 
on a core of chemistry, physics and biology. "Students 
entering the program will have the opportunity to study 
three areas of science. They will not have to focus on one 
area," Schultz said. 

Graduates of the program will pursue careers in 
pharmaceutical sales, biotechnology or laboratory 
management, or as technical support for scientific 
equipment or chemical sales. "This degree will provide 
a foundation that can lead to specific jobs, graduate 

schools or even professional schools," said Schultz. 

Students in the program will also explore technical 
writing, data analysis, interpersonal communication, 
experiment design and basic business principles. This 
versatility helps students obtain the qualities that 
employers are looking for in today's college graduates 
— interpersonal and problem- solving skills, high 
energy level and good judgment, Schultz said. 

In the near future, technical school graduates will be 
able to pursue this four-year degree. Associate degree 
credits will transfer to UW-Stout with the consent of the 
program's director. This 2 + 2 articulation agreement 
will allow students to earn an applied science degree 
without having to duplicate what they have already spent 
in time, effort or money. 

UW-Stout' s new applied science program begins the 
fall semester of 2001. For more information, visit the 
program Web site at: 

http:// programs/ bsas/ 

"This program will 

benefit students 

and the state 

economy by 

providing job skills 

that are in great 

demand by high-tech 


Forrest Schultz 

The curriculum of Stout's new applied science program is 
based on a core of chemistry, physics and biology. 

Bridging cultural distances 

Cerritos/ Xavier links widen students' 

To bridge racial, ethnic, geographic and experiential 
boundaries, two instructors in the College of Arts and 
Sciences use video cameras and audio equipment to 
link classes at UW-Stout with classes at Xavier Uni- 
versity in New Orleans and Cerritos College in Norwalk, 
Calif. While courses are often linked across long distances, 
this is the first time that a learning community has been 
created using distance technology to promote 
communication between students of different ethnic and 
cultural backgrounds. 

Xavier University is the only historically black, 
Catholic university in the United States and Cerritos 
College is one of the most diverse community colleges in 
the country. "Pursuing an education means also widening 
your views to include how people from other cultures 
who have different experiences view the same issues. 


This is very hard to do at Stout, where our student body 
is predominantly white and rural. Even if the students 
desire to have broader conversations, where can they 
find the opportunity to do so?" said Brian Fitch, of UW- 
Stout' s department of English and philosophy. 

Students involved in the program become familiar 
with both synchronous and asynchronous technologies. 
Using Blackboard online course delivery, they partici- 
pate in discussion threads about issues in their assigned 
readings for approximately ten days. They then take part 
in a 90-minute live discussion. 

Last semester, Fitch' s English composition class was 
linked to a theology course and a philosophy course at 
Xavier. Alec Kirby, of UW-Stout' s department of social 
science, and an instructor at Cerritos College also created 
a link between their American history courses. At points 

in the semester students participate in live discussions 
that include all five classes. 

"We have discovered that the live discussions have 
a life of their own. It is not possible to guide them in a 
particular direction, but they always go to a really 
interesting place," said Fitch. 

So far, the linked courses have concentrated on race 
and ethnicity issues. Assigned readings include Martin 
Luther King, Jr' s Letter from a Birmingham Jail and 
DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk. Next, instructors 
hope to begin talks about how all of these issues 
influence problem solving by linking a business ethics 
course at Xavier University with a UW-Stout business 
writing course. 

"We have discovered 

that the live 

discussions have 

a life of their own. 

It is not possible to 

guide them in a 

particular direction, 

but they always 

go to a really 

interesting place." 

Brian Fitch 

Stout Outlook • 3 

A quality 

Baldridge Award team visits campus 

UW-Stout was the only school to receive a site visit in 
2000 for the new "education" category of the prestigious 
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. 

Named for the former secretary of commerce, the 
award was established by law in 1987 to enhance the 
competitiveness of organizations by advocating quality 
awareness. It also promotes the sharing of successful 
performance strategies and the benefits of implementing 
such strategies. Since 1988, 37 organizations have 
received the Baldrige 
award, including IBM 
Rochester, Motorola Inc. 
and The Ritz-Carlton 

Hotel Co. in 1999, new "This is great 

education and healthcare recognition fOT 

categories were added. ■ i\a# Cj-ni if " 

"This is great 

recognition for uw- chdrles l/l/. Sorensen 

Stout," Chancellor Charles 

W. Sorensen said. "The 

fact that we are the only 

school in the country to receive a site visit demonstrates 

the impressive processes and quality of this institution, 

the faculty and staff, and our students." 

The Baldrige performance quality criteria provide a 
guide to any organization that desires to improve overall 
performance. The criteria are used by thousands of 
diverse organizations to enhance employee relations, 
increase productivity and develop greater customer 

Award applicants undergo a review process that 
examines achievements and improvements in seven 

Leadership — How senior executives guide the 
organization and how the organization tackles its 
responsibilities to the public and practices good 

Strategic planning — How the organization sets 
strategic directions and how it determines key 
action plans. 

Customer and market focus— How the 
organization determines requirements and 
expectations of customers and markets. 

Information and analysis — How the 
management, effective use, and analysis of data 
and information supports key organization 
processes and the organization's performance 
management system. 

Human resource focus— How the organization 
enables its workforce to develop its full potential 
and how the workforce lines up with the 
organization's goals. 

P rocess management— How key production/ 
delivery and support processes are designed, 
managed and improved. 

Business results— How the organization 
performs and improves its key business areas: 
customer satisfaction, financial and marketplace 
performance, human resources, supplier and 
partner performance and operational performance. 
Also, how the organization performs compared 
to competitors. 

This was the second year UW-Stout applied for the 
award. The three and a half day site visit the university 
received in October 2000 is the farthest any post- 
secondary institution has ever risen in the award process . 

To read UW-Stout' s Baldrige award application, go 
to: chancellor/ mba/ . 

At an all-time high 

UW-Stout's employment rate pushes 100 percent 

Within six months of graduating, a record 99.6 percent 
of UW-Stout's 1999-2000 graduates are working or 
continuing their education, according to Placement and 
Co-op Services annual employment report. Of those 
employed, 92.5 percent securedjobs in or related to their 

Graduates from 20 of 24 degree programs reported 
100 percent employment. The median yearly salary 
reported by all working graduates was $30,000. 

UW-Stout' s 1999-2000 employment statistics were 
positively influenced by the highest survey response 
rate the university has ever experienced, said LaMont 
Meinen, director of Placement and Co-op Services. 
Due to new services offered by his office, 92 percent of 
1999-2000 graduates responded to the employment 
survey, compared to 84.9 percent last year. Using funds 
generated by the new access fees initiated by students, 
Placement and Co-op Services expanded their services 
to include evening hours. The staff also installed new 
software that allows students, employers and alumni to 
access their office through the Internet at any time. 

Meinen pointed out several other reasons why 
nearly all of UW-Stout's 1999-2000 graduates were 
employed soon after graduation. Each year more than 
450 students participate in co-op programs, which 
makes them more appealing to prospective employers. 
"This practical work experience gives our students an 
edge in the job market," Meinen said. 

In addition, Placement and Co-op Services builds 
strong relationships with a variety of employers, from 
smaller "mom and pop" operations to Fortune 500 
corporations, said Meinen. As a result, more than 500 
employers come to UW-Stout to interview students on 
campus each year. Just during the three-day career 
conference in 2000, 315 employers recruited students, 

and more than 2,550 students participated. 

"Employers have been establishing a stronger 
presence on campus. They are hosting information 
sessions, sponsoring evening dinners, and presenting to 
classes and student clubs and organizations," said Meinen. 

Because the economy is currently unpredictable, 
Meinen said he is urging this year's graduates to begin 
looking for a job early and to take advantage of every 
interview offered on campus. He indicated that by 
spring break, only 21 percent of college seniors had 
accepted a job this year, according to a recent survey by, an Internet job site. 

"Students will need to be more proactive in their job 
searches, start the process earlier and be willing to move 
to where a job is located," said Meinen. "After four 
years of catering to students, employers will now ramp 
up their requirements and focus their efforts as the 
market tightens," he added. 

The outlook for new UW-Stout graduates remains 
promising despite the sluggish economy. According 
to Michigan State University's 2000-2001 Recruiting 
Trends Report, the demand for new hires will still 
increase approximately six percent due to factors that 
include retirement and turnover. 

"Because of UW-Stout' s distinctive array of programs 
that lead to professional careers and our strong mix of 
employers, I anticipate that our graduates will continue 
to find employment upon graduation in 2001 and 
2002," Meinen said. 

Alumni can access the full employment report on the 
Placement and Co-op Services Web site at: 

http:// place 



orContinuing Education 

"...practical work 


gives our students 

an edge in the 

job market." 

LaMont Meinen 

'Only hope': To aid his country 

Ugandan Fulbright Scholar will train entrepreneurs 

Joseph Okiror, of Uganda, is a member of a select group. 
As a Fulbright Scholar, he went through a demanding 
application and selection process in order to reach his 
school of choice. He said he selected UW-Stout because 
its programs are unique, diverse and flexible. After two 
years of scholarship, Okiror will graduate this summer 
with a master's degree in vocational and technical 

Each year just 5,000 foreign nationals and United 
States citizens are awarded Fulbright grants. Through 
the program, foreign national students, teachers and 
professionals come to the United States to conduct 
research and study, and United States citizens do so in 
other countries. 

As an assistant lecturer for the faculty of vocational 
studies and education at the Institute of Teacher Education 
Kyambogo, Okiror applied for a Fulbright grant to 
expand his entrepreneurship, technology, business and 
management skills in order to meet a growing need in his 

"Our faculty is the only hope for the Ugandan 
government as regards its policy on education," said 
Okiror. "In 1996, our government instituted free basic 
education for all children. This has resulted in the 
number of children at basic school level to rise from two 
million to six million," he explained. 

According to Okiror, the Ugandan government 
hopes to balance this sudden influx by encouraging 
faculty to introduce entrepreneurship concurrently with 
vocational studies. "The objective is to try to turn out 

graduates who will be able to create jobs for themselves," 
he explained. 

Sarah Striker, the assistant director of the United 
States Information Services in Uganda, and David 
Abu, a Stout alumnus in Nigeria, advised Okiror that 
Stout had the classes he needed to expand his skills. "I 
strongly believe that the decision they guided me to, and 
that I took, will help me when I go home — not only to 
be a good instructor of technology skills and how to start 
small enterprises, but also to possibly be the dean of the 
faculty," said Okiror. 

As a Fulbright Scholar, Okiror has followed a rigorous 
schedule for two years. He pointed out that during the 
time of the grant period he is bound by three 
organizations — the Fulbright Program, UW-Stout and 
ITEK. So, he has had to be careful choosing his priorities. 
"The scholar has to walk the thin line of fulfilling the 
demands of all these organizations," he said. 

Still, Okiror encourages all students and educators to 
consider applying for a Fulbright grant to advance their 
careers. "Remember, though competitive, demanding, 
hectic and challenging, every year there are people 
going through it," he said. 

The Fulbright Program' s goal is to increase mutual 
understanding between people in the United States and 
people in other countries through educational exchange. 
The program was established in 1946 under legislation 
introduced by Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright, 
and updated in 1961 by the Fulbright/Hays Act. 

"The objective is 

to try to turn out 

graduates who 

will be able to 

create jobs 

for themselves." 

Joseph Okiror 

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Blue Devils coaches honored 

After leading his team to a 10-1 season and a perfect 7-0 conference record, head coach Ed M eierkort was 
named the American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division III Region 5 coach of the year, and was 
a finalist for the national coach of the year award. The honor is the oldest coach of the year award in football 
and is the only one voted on exclusively by the coaches. The worst- to-first finish also earned Meierkort the 
2000 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference coach of the year honors. 

J eff Richards was named the 2000-01 WIAC gymnastics coach of the year, receiving the award for 
the second consecutive year. Richards, who is in his third year at Stout, has seen his young team continually 
improve on their team score throughout the season. Stout finished third in the WIAC meet, matching their 
best finish ever. 

TerryWatkins was named the WIAC men' s ice hockey coach of the year and eight players were named 
to the all- WIAC honorable mention squad. The Blue Devils finished the season with their best overall record 
(15-11-1) in Stout's varsity hockey history, but Watkins was honored for turning the team around in 
conference play. After finishing fifth of five teams last season with an 0-7-1 record, Stout finished second 
with a 5-3-0 conference record. The WIAC coach of the year award was Watkins' second. 

For more information, see the Blue Devil Report on page six. 

Staff members recognized by Who's Who 

Stephanie Graber, speech communication, foreign languages, theatre and music; Robert Horan, English 
and philosophy; and Julie Keown-Bomar, social science, have been recognized in the sixth edition of 
"Who's Who Among American Teachers 2000." One or more of their former students selected them for 
their teaching excellence. 

Graber is the director of bands and instrumental music at UW-Stout. Horan began teaching at UW-Stout 
in 1985 and has directed the University Honors Program since 1994. Keown-Bomar teaches courses in 
cultural anthropology and the sociology of minority groups at UW-Stout. 

Retirees Honored 

Twenty faculty and staff members who have retired or will retire in 2000-2001 from the university were 
honored at the annual Faculty and Academic Staff Retirement Dinner. Retirees recognized were Robert 
Bolin, Continuing Education; Douglas dimming, art and design; Jim Dairies, technology; James 
Eggert, social science; J ames Herr, communication, education and training; Terry Ingram, communica- 
tion, education and training; DanMcAlees, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute; William M cGuire, 
mathematics, statistics and computer science; Gail M isfeldt, hospitality and tourism; Harlyn M isfeldt, 
Office of Teacher Education; Tom M odahl, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute; Robert M oran, 
English and philosophy; J ohn Olson, industrial management; M ichael Ritland, psychology; Stephen 
Snyder, social science; Don Stephenson, education, school counseling and school psychology; Charles 
Wimmer, art and design; Patricia Wimmer, art and design; Virginia Wolf, English and philosophy; and 
Eddie Wong, art and design. 

Other recognitions 

Alec Ki rby, social science, is the recipient of the university's first Diversity Award. The award is based on 
outstanding diversity efforts in the areas of new initiative or expansion of existing effort; clear leadership; 
role model; curricular efforts; and overall impact on campus, unit or department. Kirby is an assistant 
professor of history and government. 

Dave Rosenthal, rehabilitation and counseling, has been awarded the prestigious Mary E. Switzer 
Rehabilitation Research Fellowship. Rosenthal will examine existing biases in the rehabilitation counseling 
field during his fellowship. The fellowship supports researchers who engage in studies that may ultimately 
improve services to individuals with disabilities. 

Red Cross Dog, by Patricia Zontel I i, art and design, was a finalist for the National Poetry Series and 
the Akron Poetry Prize. Zontelli's collection draws the reader into the compassionate, yet wild heart of the 
Red Cross dog, whose sturdy, selfless shoulders bear the heavy burden of saving humanity. 

UW-Stout boosts purchases from 

For the past several years, the State of Wisconsin's 
Department of Administration has encouraged state 
agencies and UW System institutions to increase their 
purchasing activity with Wisconsin certified minority 
vendors. The state's goal is to ensure that 5 percent of 
the total amount expended is paid to minority busi- 

"The 5 percent goal is not mandatory, but the 
governor has expressed that he would like us to help 
these fledgling businesses grow," said Marilyn Mars, 
director of Purchasing Services. For UW-Stout, 
5 percent of expenditures is equal to approximately 
$500,000 annually. 

"Because there are few minority businesses in the 
west-central part of the state, this goal is difficult to 
meet in our area. We have to go to the Twin Cities, 
Madison or Milwaukee," said Mars. 

Still, UW-Stout has nearly tripled its purchases 
from minority vendors since the start of the state 
initiative — growing from $153,000 in 1994-95 to 
$426,000 in 1999-2000. Out of all the UW System 
campuses, UW-Stout ranks third in the amount of 
purchases from minority businesses. Only UW-Madi- 
son and UW-Milwaukee purchased more. 

"Considering our location and that we have con- 
siderably less purchasing power than these two cam- 
puses, this is a real accomplishment," said Mars. 

Out of all Wisconsin State agencies, UW-Stout 

minority vendors 

ranks fourteenth. Workforce Development, the agency 
that promotes the program, and the Department of 
Transportation topped the list. 

UW-Stout surpassed last year' s purchases by more 
than $100,000. "It took a great deal of hard work, but 
there was cooperation all the way through the pro- 
cess," said Mars. Along with Purchasing Services, 
other areas on the campus contributed to this substan- 
tial increase, including University Dining Services, 
Housing and Residence Life, Physical Plant and Uni- 
versity Publications. 

Mars said the increase was also due to an upsurge 
in state contracts and bids awarded to minority busi- 
nesses, including Universal Software Solutions, one 
of the campus' primary office software vendors. Ad- 
ditionally, she noted that cooperation between ven- 
dors and suppliers has risen. For example, UW-Stout 
buys paper products from Waupun Central Ware- 
house, who in turn has contracted with H. Derkson and 
Sons, a registered minority business. The campus' 
main office supplier, Boise Cascade, has also con- 
tracted minority businesses to supply their catalog. 

In order to become a certified minority vendor, 
minority-owned businesses must apply for registra- 
tion with the state's Minority Business Enterprises 
Program. The program increases opportunities for 
certified vendors to sell their products and profes- 
sional services. 

Sending a message about alcohol abuse 

Drinking is often part of the social life for university students. Indeed, many 
UW-Stout alums will recall the house parties and the bar scene as part of their 
experience of attending the university. But misuse of alcohol is a growing 
problem on this campus and at institutions across the country, with dire 
consequences. Grades suffer, relationships deteriorate and the increased risks 
of being part of a sexual assault all are results of inappropriate use of alcohol. 
This must stop now. We are sending a clear message to our students : The party 
is over. 

In reaction to some alarming statistics about alcohol consumption by 
some of our students, I have appointed a coalition to address problem drinking 
at UW-Stout. The coalition, with broad campus representation, has the 
following charge: 

• Create a UW-Stout position statement regarding alcohol use and abuse. 

• Coordinate and oversee alcohol abuse prevention initiatives. 

• Review UW-Stout and UW System alcohol use and abuse policies, 
procedures and laws. 

• Disseminate information on and enforce policy and laws. 

• Invite parental involvement as an alcohol abuse prevention tool. 

We have already launched an extensive advertising campaign in the 
school newspaper, The Stoutonia. The ads tell people that we are serious 
about addressing this issue and that students must understand that irrespon- 
sible use of alcohol will not be tolerated at this university. 

If we are to be successful in our efforts, we need the help of our alumni. 
When you tell potential students about the wonderful education they will 
receive at UW-Stout, please point out that all of this can be wasted through 
irresponsible drinking and partying. Let young people know that drinking has 
adverse effects on their education and will hamper their chances for success 
in later life. 

We are not opposed to the use of alcohol in social settings if it is done with 
responsibility and control. Help us get out the word. We have a great 
university with talented students and dedicated faculty. We will not let this 
atmosphere be poisoned by indiscriminate drinking. 

Chancellor's Message 

Charles W. Sorensen 

"We are sending 
a clear message 
to our students: 
The party is over." 

Research awards 

Dale F. Thomas was named UW- 
Stout' s Outstanding Researcher, and 
Learning Technologies, a unit 
within Stout Solutions, received the 
Nelva G. Runnalls Research Sup- 
port Recognition Award. 

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen 
and Provost Robert A. Sedlak pre- 
sented the awards during annual Thomas 
Research Day activities. 

Thomas was chosen by a vote of the graduate 
faculty and principal investigators of extramurally 
funded projects. The Outstanding Researcher Award 
recognizes individuals for their leadership and signifi- 
cant contributions to research and scholarly activities. 

Thomas is a senior research scientist for UW- 
Stout' s Research and Training Center, and a practicing 
licensed psychologist specializing in rehabilitation 
psychology and clinical neuropsychology. 

During his 17 years with the university, he has 

been involved in a wide range of activities, including 
developing federally funded research grant proposals, 
teaching, supervising student research studies, and 
publishing and disseminating research findings. 

Thomas has represented the university through 
numerous publications and presentations. He recently 
completed a book chapter on Mood Disorders Follow- 
ing Brain Injury for a book on international perspec- 
tives on brain injury rehabilitation. 

Learning Technologies, a unit of Stout Solutions, 
was recognized for providing media services and 
training opportunities that support faculty and staff in 
their research activities. The unit offers a variety of 
services, including Web-based course design, audio 
and video production, distance education technical 
support and computer-based multimedia design. In 
addition, the unit has received several grants from the 
UW System to expand and improve the use of technol- 
ogy in instruction and research. 

UW Day highlights UW System's 

On March 7, friends of the UW System from through- 
out Wisconsin gathered in Madison for a one-day 
celebration of the system and its many contributions to 
the state. 

"UW Day: Building Wisconsin's Future" was a 
special event that strengthened relationships between 
UW System institutions and government officials. 
It also reminded participating guests of the universi- 
ties' strategic role in shaping Wisconsin's economic 

UW Day began with a luncheon at the Monona 
Terrace Community and Convention Center for sev- 
eral hundred invited supporters representing every 
UW System institution. UW System President 
Katharine Lyall and Board of Regents President Jay 
Smith hosted the lunch and discussed current issues 
facing the UW System. 

Lunch participants then had the opportunity to 
meet with their local legislators in the Capitol to 
discuss the value of the university in their communities 
and its impact on the state. 

That evening, a reception was held at the Monona 
Terrace for approximately 1 ,500 alumni, business and 

role in state economy 

community leaders, government officials, and other 
friends of UW System institutions. 

Students from around the state provided entertain- 
ment throughout the evening. The assembly hall also 
held numerous interactive exhibits featuring technol- 
ogy, educational programs and partnerships. UW- 
Stout offered exhibits featuring STEPS for Girls, a 
weeklong camp that introduces seventh grade girls 
to careers in engineering, technology and science; and 
solutions that packaging program students recently 
designed for Binney & Smith, the makers of Crayola 
products (see cover story). UW-Stout' s College of 
Technology, Engineering and Management also dis- 
played information about its Northwest Wisconsin 
Manufacturing Outreach Center. 

David Miller, assistant vice president for UW 
System's university relations, coordinated UW Day. 
"It was a great opportunity," he said, "to showcase the 
strengths of our institutions, our students, and our 
faculty and staff. We had fun, but we also conveyed an 
important message to a key audience: the UW System 
is a vital part of Wisconsin's future." 

Stout Outlook ♦ 5 

Blue Devil Report 

Athletic Hall of Fame inducts five 






Four athletes and one coach were inducted into the UW-Stout Athletic 
Hall of Fame. Tim Peterson, a quarterback for the football team in the 
late 1980s, Michelle Espe-Walsh, a setter for the women's volleyball 
team in the mid-1980s, Bill Lyons, a two-time all-conference men's 
basketball player in the early 1970s, Mike Beaupre, a men's gymnastics 
national champion in the early 1980s, and John Zuerlein, who started the 
men's gymnastics program in the early 1960s and finished his coaching 
career as the women's gymnastics coach, were inducted into the Hall of 
Fame, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000. 

Tim Peterson 

Tim Peterson set the standard for all UW-Stout 
quarterbacks to follow. Peterson led the Blue 
Devil football team from 1986-89. After latching 
onto the starting role, Peterson began to rack up 
numbers that eventually would set 16 school 

With Peterson at the command of a high 
powered offense, the Blue Devils led the NCAA 
Division III in passing in 1987. Peterson finished 
his career with 8,881 passing yards and 9,703 
yards in total offense, both still school records 
that will be hard pressed to be broken. 

After leaving UW- Stout, Peterson played 
with the Orlando Thunder of the short-lived 
World League of American Football, and had 
tryouts with the Minnesota Vikings and in the 
Canadian Football League. Upon completion of 
his playing career in Europe, Peterson turned to 
coaching with the Swedish national team, then 
returned to Minnesota as an assistant coach at 
Hutchinson High School. 

Peterson currently resides in Hutchinson, 
Minn., where he is employed as aprocess engineer 
for Hutchinson Technology. 

Michelle Espe-Walsh 

Mish Espe was instrumental in the advancement 
of the Blue Devil women's volleyball program. 
As the team's setter from 1984-87, Espe set the 
standard for volleyball's quarterback position. 

A team captain her final three seasons, Espe 
was an honorable mention all-conference choice 
as a junior, a first team pick as a senior, and the 
team's most valuable player as a junior and 

Known for her pinpoint accuracy with the set, 
Espe graduated from the Blue Devil program 
with the most career assists. She currently ranks 
third on the all-time UW-Stout assists list. 

Following her UW-Stout playing career, 
Espe was an assistant coach for the Blue Devils 
for one season, then continued to play in a 
number of amateur leagues and tournaments 
around the country. 

Espe currently resides in Elko, Minn., with 
her husband, Jamie Walsh, a former UW-Stout 
football player, and one child. Espe works for 
Telex Communications as an accounting 

Bill Lyons 

Not only did Bill Lyons give the Blue Devils a 
scoring punch, he also provided the UW-Stout 
basketball team with leadership both on and 
off the court during his UW-Stout career from 

"One of the best team leaders ever to come 
out of the program," said longtime UW-Stout 
coach Dwain Mintz. 

And Lyons' leadership was a big part in the 
Blue Devils' success. During his career, the Blue 
Devils posted a 67-30 overall record. 

Lyons was a two-time all-conference pick 
and was an NAIA District 14 choice in 1973-74 
when he scored 563 points for a 21.6 points per 
game average, a total that is second on the Stout 
all-time single season list. Lyons scored 1,050 
career points, currently ranking him 14th. 

Lyons took his leadership, team concept and 
winning attitude into the business world, working 
as a general manager for McDonalds Corp, an 
area associate for ST A Corp., vice president of 
operations from Applebees Franchise, and vice 
president of operations for Fairmount Capital 
Group, aposition he currently holds while residing 
in Ohio. 

Mike Beaupre 

When Mike B eaupre looks back at his gymnastics 
career, the year 1984 stands out. As a member of 
the Blue Devils' men' s gymnastics team, Beaupre 
saw both individual and team success. 

As a team, the Blue Devils won the NAIA 
Gymnastics Championships, the only Stout team 
to ever win a national championship. As a team, 
the Blue Devils qualified to the NCAA Division 
II Gymnastics Championships, placing sixth. 

After finishing second at the NAIA 
championships on the pommel horse to his 
teammate Paul Speltz, Beaupre kicked his routine 
into high gear and won the NCAA Division II 
pommel horse championship, qualifying to the 
NCAA Division I championships where he placed 
65th. But the thrill of competing at the highest 
levels in an Olympic year left an imprint on 

Beaupre competed against six members of 
the Olympic team at Pauly Pavilion at UCLA, the 
same location the Olympics would be held later 
that summer. 

Larkin receives distinguished service athletic award 

Since coming to Menomonie 

and Stout in the mid-1960s, 

Joe Larkin has had an impact 

on the UW-Stout and 

surrounding community 

athletic programs. For his 

efforts, Larkin received the 

UW-Stout Distinguished LarKm 

Service Athletic Award. The award was 

presented at the UW-Stout Athletic Hall of 

Fame ceremony, Saturday, Oct. 28. 

As the university ' s dean of students, Larkin 
was overseer of the UW-Stout Physical 
Education and Athletic programs for six years. 
Under his watch, the university returned men' s 
hockey to varsity status and began work on the 
development of the Recreation Complex where 
he was a prime player in fund raising to negotiate 
contributions with numerous individuals, 

During his UW-Stout career from 1979-84, 
Beaupre was a three-time NAIA All- American, 
a two-time NCAA Division II All- America and 
twice qualified to the NCAA Division I 
Gymnastic Championships. 

Beaupre continued to work with the 
gymnastics program after leaving UW-Stout. 
Beaupre received his masters from UW-Stout in 
1987, and returned to Menomonie in 1997 as the 
executive director of Indianhead Enterprises. 
Beaupre and his wife, Cindy, have four children. 

John Zuerlein 

John Zuerlein can only be termed as Stout' s "Mr. 
Gymnastics." After coming to Stout as a student 
in 1959 from Lincoln, Neb., Zuerlein played a 
year of football. Zuerlein left Stout for two years, 
but returned in 1962 and turned his attention to 
gymnastics, starting the Blue Devil men's 
program while still a student and quickly turning 
the program into a national contender. 

Zuerlein graduated from Stout in 1966, then 
joined the physical education and athletics 
department where he coached the men' s program 
from its inception until 1983, and took over the 
women's program in 1979. Zuerlein was twice 
named the national coach of the year, and the 
conference coach of the year in 1992. Zuerlein 
coached seven individual national champions, 
15 NAIA and five NCAA men' s All- Americans, 
four NCGA women's All-Americans and 
numerous all-conference gymnasts. Zuerlein' s 
men's team placed in the top four of the NAIA 
every year from 1970-83, and twice placed fifth 
in the NCAA Division II. 

An avid outdoorsman, Zuerlein parlayed his 
interest into the classroom, establishing classes 
in map and compass, backpacking, canoeing and 
other similar classes. It was on one of Zuerlein' s 
outdoor adventures with a class that Zuerlein 
would deal with his biggest setback. Zuerlein 
was severely injured in a fall in a remote part of 
a national forest. After his students evacuated 
him, Zuerlein was hospitalized, then required 
additional physical therapy. 

Zuerlein prevailed and returned to both the 
classroom and the gymnasium. Zuerlein retired 
from coaching gymnastics in 1994 and from the 
classroom this past spring. He intends to enjoy 
the outdoors and his grandchildren. 

organizations and businesses. Larkin also helped 
to initiate the exclusive pouring rights for 
beverages on campus. Larkin began his first 
season as an administrative manager for the 
Blue Devil hockey team. 

As the dean of students, Larkin was 
responsible for discipline of students and staff 
alike. Larkin was known as a stern taskmaster, 
but fair, as he handled disciplinary procedures. 

Larkin played an important part in the 
establishment of artificial ice at the Dunn County 
Rec Park, working to raise funds to install the 
system in the late 1980s. 

An active community member, Larkin has 
served 20-plus years as the chair of the 
Menomonie Board of Zoning Appeals. 

Retired last year, Larkin is married to Linda, 
a retired Menomonie school teacher, and the 
couple have two sons, Jerry and Kevin. 

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Stout Outlook 

2000-2001 seasons shaping up to be memorable 

Recent memory fails to turn up a sports season 
that proved to be as exciting as the 2000-01 
season as UW-Stout took to the field, court and 
any other playing surface. 


No one, absolutely no one, predicted what the 
Blue Devil football team accomplished in 2000 
— the first conference championship since 1965 
and the first-ever NCAA Division III playoff 

But the season didn't start off so promising. 
The team picked to finish no better than seventh 
suffered a big blow when projected starting 
tailback Aaron Johnson was severely injured in 
a hit-and-run accident the day before training 
camp was to open. The much liked Johnson — he 
was named the team' s most valuable player even 
though he never suited up — survived the ordeal 
and proved to be the inspiration as UW-Stout 
climbed to the top. 

A defense that ranked in the top in the country 
shut down many an offense, holding five teams 
to negative rushing yardage, and a rejuvenated 
offensive running attack carried UW-Stout to a 
perfect 7-0 conference record and a best-ever 
10-1 overall record, their only loss coming in the 
first round of the NCAA playoffs. Freshman 
tailback Luke Bundgaard (Weyerhauser) set a 
school rushing record by running for 1 ,3 3 6 yards . 

Defensive lineman Jeff Hazuga (Sr., Thorp) 
led 15 UW-Stout players named to the all- 
conference team, was named the conference 
player of the year, and was named to five All- 
America teams after recording 14.5 sacks. 

Punter Kevin McCulley (Sr., Fond du Lac) 
was named to four All- America teams, and 
offensive lineman Jeff Hutter (Beldenville), and 
defensive back Tony Beckham {Jr., Ocala, Fla.) 
were named All- America. Ed Meierkort was the 
conference and regional coach of the year. 

Women's Soccer 

Becky Howard {Sr., Wauwatosa) led the Blue 
Devils charge on the soccer pitch, and was only 
the second Blue Devil named to the all-region 
squad. Howard, a two time all-conference pick, 
leaves the program as the all-time assists leader 
and was second in scoring. The Blue Devils 
posted a best-ever 5-3 conference record and 
were 8-9 overall. 


The Blue Devils put together their best overall 
finish since the 1994 season as they posted a 
24-12 overall record. Brooke Palmer (Jr., 
Mantorville, Minn.) was a first team all- 
conference pick and led the team in kills with 
477. Rachel Eidet (Jr., North Mankato, Minn.) 
was an honorable mention choice and was the 
team's leader with 460 digs. 

Men's Cross Country 

Dave Huber (So., Mendota Heights, Minn.) 
made his first trip to the NCAA Division III 
Cross Country Championships after placing 17th 
at the regional meet. Huber placed 70th of 215 
runners at the national meet. 

Women's Tennis 

Tammy Petcher (Fr., Marshfield) and Rachael 
Weber (Fr., Holmen) placed third in the WIAC 
Championships at No. 2 doubles. Petcher was 
fifth at No. 4 singles. 

Women's Cross Country 

Hired only a week before the Blue Devils opened 
training camp, Joe Harlan laid the groundwork 
for his program. UW-Stout place in the top half 
of the regional championship and was sixth at the 
WIAC Championships. 

Men's Basketball 

First year coach Eddie Andrist brought a new 
look to the Blue Devils. Emphasizing defense, 
Stout consistently played all of the conference 
teams on an even keel, but came up short as 
they earned the No. 8 seed in the conference 

But UW-Stout (14-12, 6-10) showed they 
had promise. After not winning a single road 
conference game, the Blue Devils took to the 
road to face No. 1 seed Whitewater and blew the 
Wahawks off their own court, 90-49, in the most 
lopsided playoff game ever. 

Aaron Vachowiak (Sr., Wausau) leaves the 
program with the career record for shooting 
percentage, connecting on 60.8 percent of his 
shots. Vachowiak was a first team all-conference 
pick and Pat Von Feldt (Sr., Stevens Point) was 
an honorable mention choice. 

Women's Basketball 

A traditionally strong women' s program did not 
disappoint, even though the roster was more than 
50 percent freshmen. UW-Stout placed third in 
the league with an 11-5 conference record and 
posted an 1 8-7 overall record, their best finish in 
four seasons despite losing a starting point guard 
and post player before the season began and 
another point guard seven games into the season. 
Amy Zelinger (Jr., Racine) led the team, 
making the move to the point spot, and was 
named to the All-WIAC team and the WIAC 
all-defensive team after leading the league in 
steals. Tanya Halbach (So., Janesville) was an 
honorable mention choice. 

Men's Ice Hockey 

The Blue Devils enjoyed a renaissance of sorts, 
putting up their best overall record ever (15-11- 
1) and finished fourth in the Northern Collegiate 
Hockey Association to earn the right to host their 
first-ever NCHA playoff series. 

Coach Terry Watkins, a Stout graduate and 
former Blue Devil player, earned his second 
WIAC coach of the year award. Eight players 
were named to the WIAC honorable mention 
squad, and defenseman Cullen Flaherty (So., 
Duluth, Minn.) and goalie Justin Wiskie (So., 
Janesville) were named to the NCHA honorable 
mention team. 


The Blue Devils spent the entire season breaking 
both team and individual records. 

TashaPasch (So., Northfield, Minn.) captured 
her second consecutive WIAC all-around title, 
and coach Jeff Richards was named conference 
coach of the year for the second year. Katie 
Hanson (So., Duluth, Minn.) andErika Opoien 
(So., Superior.) were also named all-conference. 

Hanson and Pasch were named All- America 
all-arounders, with Pasch finishing eighth and 
Hanson 10th. Hanson, Pasch and Brenna Jones 
(Sr., St. Paul, Minn) were also All- America on 
individual events, Hanson placing fifth on the 
bars, Pasch fifth on the vault and Jones sixth on 
the floor. 

© Luke Bundgaard set a new single season rushing record of 1,366 yards forthe conference champion Blue Devil 
football team. © First team All-American Jeff Hazuga prepares to level the St. John's quarterback in the Blue 
Devils' first-ever NCAA Division III playoff game. (D Becky Howard was named to the All-Region soccerteam after 
leading the Blue Devils in scoring.© Middle hitter Brooke Palmer was named to the all-conference volleyball team 
forthe second consecutive year. © Dave Huber advanced to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships 
where he placed 70th of 215 runners. © Megan Schwanbeck was a foundation to a building program forthe Blue 
Devil tennis team. © Ellen Everson was one of many Blue Devil cross country runners that stepped up her game 
under first year coach Joe Harlan. ©Aaron Vachowiak leaves the Blue Devil basketball program as the all-time 
field goal shooting percentage leader. ©After early season injuries took their toll on the Blue Devil women's 
basketball roster, Amy Zelinger moved to the point guard spot where she was named all-conference. © Cullen 
Flaherty was one of the many reasons the Blue Devil hockey team had a record setting season. Flaherty was named 
all-conference in two leagues. ©Katie Hanson earned All-America honors on the uneven bars and as an all- 
arounder. ©Tasha Pasch earned All-America honors on the vault and as an all-arounder. 

Stout Outlook 

Stout Foundation Report 

Foundation Support to UW-Stout 

In the last issue of the Outlook, the most recent 
faculty members honored with professorships 
were acknowledged. What we didn't share with 
you in that article was how a faculty member 
becomes a professor or named chair. 

Donors have long been very generous in 
providing endowments which provide a specific 
amount of money each year above one's salary 
to fund special research projects, curriculum 
development and/or other activities related to 
their respective field of study. A donor may 
endow a professorship at the $500,000 level, 
while the endowment required for a named chair 
is $ 1 . 5 million. The corpus remains and only the 
earnings from each endowment are used by the 
named faculty member; therefore, the individual 
or family recognizes the fact that the chair and/ 
or professorship will be awarded in perpetuity. 

One year after the endowment is in place, 
earnings are available for the awards. Faculty 
members apply for the Dahlgren professorships 
or the Ranney Price professorship through the 
Faculty Senate. The other professorships and 
named chair awards are made by the dean in 
concert with the provost and chancellor. Most 
professorships are two years in length. The 
named chairs are usually awarded for a three- 
year period. 

UW-Stout is very proud of the fact there are 
seven endowed professorships and two 
endowed chairs available to the faculty. With 
the selection and recognition of the professors 
and named chairs this past semester, the Stout 
University Foundation has awarded a total of 
$694,708 dollars to 68 faculty members. The 
first professorships were awarded in 1987. It is 
exciting to realize that the dollars provided by 
the foundation usually are the impetus for 
additional funding (challenge grants) from 
business, industry and corporations for research 
or other program initiatives. 

At the fall opening session, the current 
professors were acknowledged. This past Jan- 
uary, Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen awarded 
medallions and plaques to the former professors 
and named chairs. Last but not least, the retired 
faculty who were awarded professorships during 
their tenure will be presented with their 
medallions and plaques at the May faculty 
retirement dinner. 

We talk a lot about our scholarship program 
and the award ceremony which takes place on 
campus the first day of classes in the fall. For 
the current academic year, the foundation 
awarded 532 scholarships, totaling more than 
$500,000. We talk about these numbers freq- 

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uently. Here are 
some of the other 
facts about the schol- 
arship awards. 

On average, the 
foundation receives 
about 1,000 app- 
lications per year, 
and the scholarship 
coordinator is ant- 
icipating even more 
applications for the 
2001—2002 year. 
Of those, 631 are 
from females, 380 

from males and almost half of the total from 
incoming freshmen. About two-thirds of the 
scholarships have restrictions. For instance, 
many are restricted to a specific major, class 
year or grade point average. The coordinator 
reports that three-quarters of the applications 
are submitted in the last two days before the 
deadline of March 1. 

The students are requested to provide three 
copies of their application. The copies are 
distributed to members of the foundation's 
scholarship committee who read and evaluate 
all the applications. Each application is ranked 
by three readers, and committee members then 
evaluate the applications on a numerical scale. 
These numbers are plugged into a computer 
program that ranks and sorts the applications. 
Many of the committee members are Stout 
graduates who also benefited from scholarship 
support when they were students. 

The scholarship application is currently 
available online in a printable format and at 
various locations throughout campus. Next 
year applicants will be able to fill in the 
application online. Each year the deadline is 
March 1. 

This year's scholarship awards ceremony 
will be held Tuesday, September 4. The 
foundation's Board of Directors hosts a dinner 
prior to the ceremony to thank the generous 
donors who support student scholarships on 
the UW-Stout campus. 

Questions about establishing a scholarship 
or applications may be directed to the Stout 
University Foundation. 

Many thanks to our donors who graciously 
support student scholarships, professorships 
and chairs. None of these opportunities would 
be possible for our students and faculty without 
their support. 

Wesley Sommers Campus Beautification Fund 

While serving as assistant chancellor for administrative services at UW-Stout, Wes Sommers was 
instrumental in upgrading the quality of campus groundskeeping. He started the Wesley Sommers 
Campus Beautification Fund to ensure that Stout continues to maintain campus grounds. His fund 
made possible a new prairie restoration in front of the Library Learning Center. 

At the left: (l-r) 
Wes Sommers, 
gardener; Joe 
J ax, Library 
Learning Center 
Director; and 
Chuck Bomar, 
professor of 


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David R. Fesler, 72, Former President of the 
Stout University Foundation Board of Directors 

David R. Fesler, former owner of the Liberty State Bank in St. Paul, Minn., 
and active member of the Stout University Foundation, died of pancreatic I 
cancer January 18. He served as a board member and president of the Stout 
University Foundation during its formative years. He supported the Fryklund 
Campaign, the Fesler/Lampert Scholarship for Women, and donated the | 
Caprice Glaser wooden quill art piece located in the Memorial Student Center, 
which serves as the centerpiece for the donor hall of fame. 

Fesler and his wife, BJ, supported about 200 organizations. "We've | 
always been truly interested in every institution to which we gave," BJ said. Fesler 
"We derived much pleasure from talking with our scholarship recipients, attending their award 
ceremonies and witnessing their progress." 

The Stout University Foundation is thankful for the years David served on the board. 

Sandra J. Gill Memorial Scholarship Established 

Sandra Jean Gill, 59 died Monday, January 29, 200 1 after a courageous battle 
against breast cancer. She earned her bachelor's degree in home economics 
education from UW-Stout in 1961 and her master's degree in 1967. In 1983, 
she went on to earn her doctorate in vocational technical education from 
Washington State University. Gill accepted a position at UW-Stout in 1969 
as a professor of vocational home economics teacher education and supervisor 
of home economics student teachers and interns. 

Gill served on a variety of university-level committees including the 
Faculty Senate, Personnel Policies Committee, and the University Alumni Gill 
Relations Committee. She directed extensive research projects and was published in her 
professional organizations. Gill was chair for the Student Member Advisory Committee of the 
American Home Economics Association and adviser for the state officers of the Student 
Member Section. She retired December 30, 1998 and was granted professor emeritus status. 

Gill considered her work with students as most important and enjoyable. She worked 
tirelessly with her advisees and those students involved in the American Home Economics 
student professional organization. 

A scholarship in Gill's honor and memory has been established by her family and friends. 
Memorials may be sent to the Stout University Foundation for the Sandra Gill Scholarship 

Dewey and Garrott Barich Scholarships Established 

Dewey Barich passed away February 9, 200 1 at his home in Green Valley, 

He graduated from the Stout Institute in 1934. In 1958 he was named 
president of the Detroit Institute of Technology. As DIT's president, he 
guided the institute to college status. After retiring from DIT, the Barichs 
moved to Arizona where Dewey was active in Rotary and the Episcopal 
Church. The family has established the scholarship in memory of Dewey and 
his brother, Garrott '37, who passed away in 1993. Memorials may be made 
to the Stout University Foundation, directed to the Dewey and GarrottBarich Baric 

Joel P. Wagner Scholarship Established 

Joel Wagner passed away January 15 at his home. He was a senior at UW- 
Stout majoring in marketing education with a concentration in business 
education and minors in history education and coaching. Joel was currently 

basketball coach for the sixth 
grade Menomonie All- Stars I 
and ninth grade basketball for | 
Eau Claire Memorial. 

Joel would have graduated I 
Magna Cum Laude from Stout Wagner 
in May. 

Family and friends have established a 
scholarship in his memory. The scholarship will 
provide financial assistance to an individual in 
the marketing education program. The first 
award will be presented this coming fall. Anyone 
wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund 
may make their checks payable to the Stout 
University Foundation and indicate the gift is to 
be restricted to Joel's scholarship fund. 

Wagner's sixth grade team raised funds to 
contribute to the scholarship established in his 
honor, (l-r) Linda Wagner (Joel's mother), Nick 
Chastan, Zach Mora, Justin Wagner (Joel's 
brother and now coach), Sean Olson, Nathan 
Fekote, Nathan Bauer, Adam Weiss, Cody Stanton 
and Corey Bundrant. 

8 - Stout Outlook 

New foundation 
board members 

At the September annual meeting of the 
Stout University Foundation board, Dale 
Granchalek '69, president of the board, 
welcomed three new board members: Tom 
Kornegor '68, director of package eng- 
ineering, 3M- St. Paul, Minn.; John Meyer 
'70, senior instructional technologist, 
Johnson Controls Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.; 
and Shirley Simmons, retired co-owner of 
a graphic management business, Kornegor Meyer Simmons 

Minneapolis. Kornegor and Meyer will serve on the grants and public relations committees while 
Simmons will serve on the scholarship committee. 

Board members continuing include Donna AlbrechtBS '68,MS '69; David P. Barnard BS '46, 
MS '47; James A. BolmBS '58, MS '63; Linda Funk '76; Dan Hampton '71; Deanna House '61; 
Gloria Kelly '68; Walter Kirchhoff '85; Lyle Martens BS '57, MS '62; Karen Martinson '82' 
Dennis Moline '84; Ralph Myhrman BS '50, MS '54; Gus Myran; Dan Ostermann BS '91, MS 
'92; Kathy Sandstrom Kronforst '84; Kathleen Skarvan; Donna Skidmore '76; Claudia Smith; 
Chancellor Emeritus Robert S. Swanson BS '49, MS '50; Donald Tietz '51; Lou Tiffany '78; 
Dorothy Traisman '52; and Steve VandeBerg MS '75. 

Barnards establish Library Learning 
Center Outstanding Service Award 

The university is indebted to the David and Kay Barnard family, 
who have established the Library Learning Center Outstanding 
Service Award with an endowed gift to the Stout University 
Foundation. The purpose of the award is to recognize staff mem- 
bers who have achieved above and beyond what is required in 
their position description, and who have made outstanding cont- 
ributions in serving the information needs of students, faculty 
and staff. The first award winner will be announced this spring. 
Joe Jax, director of the Library Learning Center, noted, "This 
is a very significant and unusual gift which will reward library David and Kay 
staff in a way that would not be otherwise possible. We are very 
grateful to the David P. Barnard family for their benevolence." 


Stout University Foundation 


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Statistics for 1999-2000 

5,165 donors 

$384,435 from alumni and parents 

$20,215 from corporate matching gift 

$49.90 average gift for annual fund 

112% total alumni contributed 
114% total parents contributed 
1 897 new donors this year 
122 student phonathon callers 
118 faculty and staff callers 

Thank you for your generous annual support! 

2000—2001 Phonathon Calling Crew. B ack row (l-r) Jessica Ball weg, KariStauss, J en Sullivan, 
Lindsey Johnson, Nicole Pi Iney, Angela B owe and Leigh Banks. Front row (l-r) Kelly Weedman, 
Jessica Skille, Nic Haug, Betsy Huston and Angie Karker. 

Former roommates agree that bequests benefit many 

Forty years ago, Ralph Troeller '62 and Bob 
Wernsman '62 shared a room in the Delta 
Kappa fraternity house at Stout State College. 
Stout had about 600 students, and Lynwood 
Hall was the only dorm for men. 

"I remember taking road trips to Ithaca, 
N.Y., to attend national fraternity meetings," 
Troeller said, "and having Bob and other frat- 
ernity brothers help paint my first house." He 
also recalls having a great time in school, and 
staying connected to Stout throughout his life. 

Although the former roommates haven't 
seen each other in decades and their lives have 
been quite different during that time, they have 
at least one wonderful thing in common. Troeller 
and his wife, Carol, and Wernsman and his wife, 
DarlGriQ Br eheim Wernsman '62, have included 
a bequest to the Stout University Foundation in 
their wills. 

"Stout has always been good to me," Troeller 
said. That is one of the reasons he decided to inc- 
lude a bequest to the Stout University Found- 
ation in his will. He earned his bachelor's and 
two master's degrees at Stout, and also worked 
on a specialist in education degree here. 

"I wasn't planning to attend college," Troeller 
said. "I worked as a welder after high school but 
quickly decided I didn't want to do that for life. 
My high school industrial arts teacher suggested 
that I go to Stout, and he helped me get in at the 

last minute." He credits Harold Halfin with 
helping him make it through Stout. 

When Troeller retired to Las Cruces, N.M., 
three years ago, he was serving as vice president 
of academic affairs at Gateway Technical College 
in Racine, Wis. Throughout his years at Gate- 
way, he was able to stay connected to Stout 
through teaching, serving on an advisory 
committee and the state's technical education 

"I needed to give something back," said 
Troeller of the decision he and his wife, Carol, 
made to include Stout in their will. Ralph and 
Carol plan to leave all of their estate to charities 
- including UW- Stout. In their original will, the 
couple, who have no children of their own, made 
bequests to their nieces, nephews and children 
of friends. Now that those children are grown 
and doing well on their own, the Troellers have 
chosen to distribute their assets in other ways. 

"Everybody else's kids were ours, and we 
planned to provide for them. By giving our 
estate to charities, we're providing for even 
more children," Troeller said. 

Ralph and Carol are demonstrating that 
focus on youth through their giving. In selecting 
charities, they divided their estate in half with 
each of them choosing their favorite charities. 
Carol is directing her half to her alma mater, the 
University of Northern Iowa. Ralph is directing 

half of his half to UW-Stout, and the remainder 
to hospice, a Kiwanis camp for disabled youth, 
and the White Buffalo s — a program for children 
with cancer. 

Meanwhile, across the country in King 
George, Va., Bob and Darlene Wernsman were 
making similar plans. 

Bob Wernsman and Darlene Breheim met at 
Stout, and during those years they were involved 
with various activities. At that time Stout was 
growing and still a state college. 

Following graduation, Darlene worked as an 
extension agent in Shawano County for two and 
a half years. Bob joined the Navy before grad- 
uation in June 1 962, finished Officer Candidate 
School in October and started to see the world. 
They were married at the Charleston Naval 
Chapel in December 1 964 and spent the next 3 
years moving and working with the Navy and 
its families. Today, their three grown children 
have successful careers in three different fields. 

The Wernsmans felt strongly about the imp- 
ortance of their children receiving a college edu- 
cation, and the importance of children taking 
financial responsibility for their educations. 
"We appreciated the scholarships that our 
children received and the people who made 
those scholarships possible," they said. "We 
want to help make those opportunities available 
for others." 

"We believe that by making a bequest to 
Stout, the university will be able to continue to 
pro vide students with the knowledge for today's 
world," they said. "The areas of education at 
Stout today are expanded beyond the belief of 
anyone graduating from Stout State College in 
1962. It is an institution on the cutting edge with 
high standards and ever- increasing foresight." 

Because the Troellers and Wernsmans have 
included the Stout University Foundation in 
their estate plans, they are all members of the 
Bowman Society. The Bowman Society recog- 
nizes individuals who have included UW-Stout 
in their will or a trust, who have established 
charitable gift annuities or charitable remainder 
trusts with the foundation, or who have named 
Stout as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy 
or retirement plan. Plans are now being made for 
the first Bowman Society recognition event. 

"Everyone has the ability to make a major 
gift when they plan to give through their estate," 
said Patti Bender, planned giving officer for the 
foundation. "A planned gift to the Stout Univ- 
ersity Foundation benefits your family, as well 
as the university. Your giving demonstrates to 
your family and friends that you believe in the 
importance of higher education. Plus, there can 
be significant tax benefits to an estate gift." 

For more information, please call Patti 
Bender at 715/232-1 151. 

Stout Outlook " 9 

Stout University Foundation 


The Stout University Foundation awarded more than 400 scholarships this past year, thanks 
to the generosity of alumni, friends, business and industry. Adding to that number, the following 
scholarships have been established to provide financial support to students fulfilling their goal 
of an undergraduate degree. 

Mueller/ Orfield Endowed Applied Science Scholarship 

A scholarship in honor of Bill Mueller and Mary Orfield has been W~ 

established to recognize their outstanding research record. The I 
endowed scholarship will be awarded for the first time this fall || 
to a student majoring in applied science, one of UW-Stout's 
newest majors. 



M ary and Bernard Orfield Annual Scholarship 

Bernard and Mary Orfield, professor of chemistry, have established an Applied Science Annual 
Scholarship. Mary was instrumental in designing the new applied science degree program. She 
and Bernard wanted to promote the program with this scholarship. "Scholarships attract talented 
students to each program, and this scholarship will help promote the applied science degree and 
offer significant financial assistance," said John Murphy, dean of the College of Arts and 
Sciences. "We are most appreciative of the Orfields' commitment to UW-Stout and specifically 
to the applied science program." 

Karl A. Kolband Ernie Weller "Fathership is Heroism" Scholarship 

This general endowed scholarship was established as a Christmas gift for his parents by Karl 
G. Kolb, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.), and assistant professor of industrial management at UW- 
Stout. Kolb established the scholarship in honor of his father and grandfather "so that their ideals 
can live on indefinitely through a perpetual gift to a deserving student." 

"General scholarships are especially appreciated," said Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, 
"because they give us the flexibility to direct the funds to where the need is greatest." 

Ruth KunzConone Child and Family Studies Endowed Scholarship 

Ruth Kunz Conone '69, has always enjoyed the field of education. In 1985, after I 
completing her doctorate at UW-Madison and serving as a professor of education 
at several institutions, she became associate dean of Extension for Ohio State 
University and was assistant director for extension family living. She retired from | 

Currently she has a consulting firm, offers educational tours and creates hand- 
knitted designer sweaters. 

Conone has established an endowed scholarship in the College of Human 
Development to be awarded to a junior or senior majoring in child and family studies. 

She explains, "I had a great education at UW-Stout and want to do my part to ensure that 
future students have the same opportunity." 

The first scholarship will be awarded this fall. 

Chris Huston Endowed Construction Scholarship Fund 

In 1991, Chris Huston was the very first student to graduate with a major in construction. His 
family was so pleased with the education and experiences Chris received at UW-Stout, that 
Richard Huston and Glenda Taylor Huston established the Chris Huston Endowed Construction 
Scholarship to honor both Chris and the construction faculty at UW-Stout. The first $1,250 
scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2001 . Chris and his family worked with Hans Timper, 
construction program director, to develop criteria for the scholarship. "The Huston's generosity 
will be a great benefit for construction students at UW-Stout," Timper said. 

Lynn Quadracci and Dennis Blum Endowed Scholarship 

Lynn '75 and Dennis '75 have established an endowed scholarship to a student majoring in retail 
merchandising and management. Lynn received her bachelor's degree in home economics in 
business, and Dennis received his bachelor's degree in industrial technology. 

"We have worked in retail sales for the past several years and see a real need for qualified 
professionals. This is a wonderful way we can help support a student and enhance our profession 
as well," said the Blums. "We are looking forward to being part of the Stout University 
Foundation Scholarship program." 


Ruth EWestfall Scholarship 

After many years of supporting UW-Stout as a loyal alumna, Judy Rommel BS '71, MS '76, 
professor in UW-Stout's College of Human Development, established this annual scholarship 
in honor of her mother, Ruth E. Westfall. A high school graduate, Ruth managed her home and 
family as a true family and consumer science professional, and served as Judy's inspiration. The 
scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in early childhood, human development and 
family studies or family and consumer educational services, who has demonstrated financial need 
and has a grade point average of 3.0 or better. 

Societyof Manufacturing Engineers lndianheadChapter335 Scholarship 

Indianhead Chapter 335, a local chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, established 
a $500 annual scholarship for an outstanding student pursuing a career in manufacturing 
engineering in the Chippewa Valley. "We want to recognize the efforts of students in these fields," 
said Judy King Gehler '00, co-chair of the chapter. The first scholarship will be awarded this 
fall to a student maj oring in manufacturing engineering or industrial technology, who is a member 
of the UW-Stout SME Student Chapter, and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. 

SAM Scholarshipestablished 

The Society for Advancement of Management , a Stout 
Student Association recognized organization, is the first 
such organization to have a scholarship in their name. 

While still a senior at Stout, David "Noah" Seis came 
to the Alumni Association with a request to provide 
financial assistance so that members of SAM might have 
some resources to attend professional conferences. 

Seis stated, "I have been extremely fortunate in having 
financial support from my family and I would like to give 
back to the organization I believe had a positive impact 
on my educational experiences." With an initial gift of 
$1,000 Seis is the first student to start an endowed 

Upon hearing his commitment to this scholarship and his great appreciation for their love and 
support, his parents also contributed to the fund. 

After graduation, Seis began his professional career with Qwest Network Construction 
Services. He attributed his ability to obtain such a wonderful job to his education from UW-Stout. 
"The education I received was second to none," he said. "This is my way of giving some return 
to a great college." 

Anna Marie Sorensen Endowed Travelship 

This scholarship fund is in honor of Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen' s mother, Anna Marie 
(Madson) Sorensen. Born in Audubon, Iowa, on March 10, 1906, she passed away on August 
20, 1994, at the age of 88. She married Peter Sorensen in 1929 on the eve of the great depression 
and raised six children. Anna achieved an eighth grade education, common in rural America at the 
time, and insisted that each of her children go beyond that. She realized early that a strong 
education meant a better life, and she wanted each of her children to achieve success. 

Remembered by family and friends alike as a strong, compassionate, caring individual, this 
scholarship symbolized the deep and abiding faith Anna had in the role education plays in 
achieving the American dream. 

The first Sorensen Travelship will be awarded this fall to a student pursuing a semester 
studying abroad. 

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ChancellorCharlesW. Sorensen, Nicole Bielen 
'00, Noah Seis '00 and James Maxwell. 

Jerry BalistreriTechnologyTeacherEducation Faculty Travel Fund 

The Jerry Balistreri Technology Teacher Education Faculty Travel Fund has been 
established by the Technical Foundation of America (TFA). TFA established the 
award to recognize the significant contributions that Jerry Balistreri BS '74, MS 
'77, has made in seeking to effect change in trade and industrial technical education 
and technology education. The fund will provide travel funds for technology 
teacher education faculty members with preference for those traveling to attend 
the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) conference. "As I 
reflected back on any contributions I have made to the profession, it would have Bal 
been due to the excellent training, advice, guidance and wisdom I had received from 
professors at Stout," Jerry said of his decision to direct the funds to UW-Stout. 

many fine 

10 « Stout Outlook 

Alumni Association News 

Springing into 2001 

We made the jump from black and white to a few 
color pages, a higher quality paper, additional 
pages and more information! We would like 
your response to our 'updated' publication, 
please see page 23 regarding our reader' s survey. 
You may also access the survey via our Web site 

Several "big" events have been scheduled for 
this spring. On March 3 1 , we visited Washington 
D.C. for an alumni gathering at the home of Tom 
Larson, former Menomonie resident. More 
than 40 Stout alumni converged on the Larson 
home, and the evening was a great success- 
many thanks to Tom. 

In April we visited Indianapolis. Alumnus 
Tom Roth '88 worked with us to arrange an 
alumni gathering at the new Marriott in 
downtown Indianapolis for Wednesday, April 
1 1 . From there we headed north. Chancellor 
Sorensen met with several alumni in Norway- 
Norway, Mich., that is, on Friday, April 20 at 
alumnus Dave Kasten's ('75) Americlnn. 

In May we made our annual trip to the NRA 
convention and The Signature Room in Chicago. 
Alumni Rick '82 and Susan Mark Roman '80 
once again hosted an alumni reception on Sunday, 
May 20. Many alumni attending the National 
Restaurant Association were welcomed at the 

The classes of 1950, 1951 and 1952 will be 
celebrating their Golden Reunion on June 22 and 
23 (see ad below for more information). This 
promises to be a great event, as the committee 
has put together some terrific activities — a little 
bit of something for everyone. 

September also promises to be a busy 
month. We will be hosting a reception at the 
Print '01 convention on September 8; and the 
classes of 1955, 1956and 1957 will be celebrating 
their 45th reunion on September 14 and 15. 
Mark your calendars for this event now! 

Alumni gatherings are also scheduled for 

Madison and Mil- 
waukee areas on 
September 17—18. 
Southeastern Wis- 
consin Retired Stout 
Alumni will have 
their annual lunch- 
eon on Wednesday, 
Sept. 19. 

Alumni gath- 
erings are also 
scheduled for the 
Portland, Ore., area 
alumni on Friday, 
October 5, and the 

Directors Message 


Seattle area on Sunday, Oct. 7. 

For your convenience we now have online 
registration forms that may be filled out, printed 
and mailed to the alumni office for events 
requiring registration. In many cases, these 
forms will be available prior to the mailing. You 
will also find our scholarship and award forms 
and alumni board applications on line as well. 

Everything continues to be very busy on 
campus as well. In his column, Chancellor 
Sorensen has mentioned his commitment to 
addressing the problems associated with alcohol 
abuse by UW-Stout students. As a member of 
the Chancellor's Coalition Against Problem 
Drinking, I am proud that Stout has taken an 
aggressive role in addressing this concern. This 
coalition has actively sought ways to bring this 
topic to the students, faculty and staff. UW- 
Stout has worked hard to discourage heavy 
drinking and the negative consequences that 
often accompany these behaviors, but it is clear 
that we still have a ways to go. I commend 
Chancellor Sorensen for taking an active role in 
looking at this very serious and challenging 
issue. I would also like to hear your thoughts on 
this issue and encourage alumni involvement in 
alcohol abuse prevention initiatives. 


0St %lm&e& ofi 7 950, i 95 / mii) 1 952 

Make plans now to join classmates 

and friends for your Golden Reunion 

this summer. A variety of activities have been 

planned, and we are expecting a great turnout. 

Mark your calendar for June 22-23 
and look for your invitation soon in the mail! 

For more information, contact Sue or Lisa at the 
Alumni Association - 7 1 5/232- 1151 .■„,.::.. 
or via e-mail at, 

High honors for Stout 

Those who know me personally know of my 
affection for this university. I am extremely 
proud of our alma mater and delight in the 
successes UW-Stout continues to generate. 

The fact that UW-Stout was the only edu- 
cational institution in the country to receive a 
site visit for the Malcolm Baldrige National 
Quality Award is a major honor to the university. 
This award, established by Congress in 1987, 
was to raise awareness about the importance of 
quality and performance excellence. Up to three 
awards can be given in each of the five categories, 
of which one is education. This was a lengthy 
process for the university and the administration 
is to be commended for putting forth such great 

As indicated by the Baldrige visit, Stout 
continues to be a leader in the development of 
new programs and degrees. Most recently 
acquired are applied science, which will start in 
the fall of 200 1 ; and technical communication, 
which started in the fall of 2000. 

Classrooms and state-of-the-art buildings 
are also high priorities for the university. A 
grand opening for the new Millennium Hall was 
held May 4. Millennium Hall, which replaces 
the Communications Center, will bring the 
campus ' s information technology com-ponents 
together in a single location. 

Presidents Message 

Once the pro- 
grams and edu- 
cational buildings 
were taken care of, 
the students and 
administration add- 
ressed the issue of 
recreational activity. 
The new recreation 
complex will cele- 
brate its grand open- 
ing during home- 
coming festivities on 
Oct. 20. 

I would be remiss 
if I didn't mention 

our winning football team this past season. The 
Blue Devils went on a record- setting roll as 
Stout made its first appearance in the NCAA 
Division III playoffs. It had been 3 5 years since 
Stout won a conference title. 

These are just a very few of the reasons we 
can be proud of our alma mater. I encourage you 
to take an active role in the Alumni Association 
and attend one of the many gatherings they host 
throughout the United States. Give them a call 
or stop by the office the next time you visit 

Tom Fonfara 

New alumni board members 

The UW-Stout Alumni Association would like 
to welcome its two newest alumni board members 
Judy King-Gehler '01 and Susan Bell Harmon 
'70. We are excited to have them on board and 
look forward to working with them. 

Judy King-Gehler 

A 2001 graduate of the 
Vocational, Technical, Adult 
Education program with a 
specialization in Training and 
Human Resource Devel- 
opment, Gehler is currently 
pursuing her graduate degree 
in Training and Development. 

She is also a two-time King-Gehler 
graduate of Chippewa Valley Technical College 
with associate degrees in supervisory 
management and industrial engineering. 

Gehler spent seventeen years at Cray Res- 
earch and has held human resource and training 
positions at Hutchinson Technology, Silver 
Spring Gardens and Experience Works! Senior 
Workforce Solutions. Her current position is 
human resource director at Curt Manufacturing 
in Eau Claire. 

She is involved in several organizations in 
the Eau Claire community. Some of these are the 
CVTC Alumni Association Board (since 1996), 
CVTC Alumni President (since 1998), Co- 
Chair of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
Indiahead Chapter 335, American Society for 
Training and Development Board member and 
is currently serving on the Eau Claire Comm- 
unity Task Force on Racial Justice. 

Susan 2te//Harmon 

Susan Lillis Bell Harmon ' 70 is 
the aerobic and water exercise 
instructor for Lake Arrowhead, 
a lakes and golf community. 
She also teaches private 
swimming lessons and life- 
guards along with volunteering 
on several committees and 
singing in the choir. 

Harmon has four stepchildren and four 
grandchildren that keep her on her toes. She also 
enjoys golfing and traveling in her spare time. 


Committee seeks board nominations 

The Nominating Committee of the UW-Stout Alumni Association is seeking nominations and 
applications for the Stout Alumni Association Board of Directors. Nominations and applications 
will be reviewed by the committee and recommended to the full board during the regular fall meeting. 
New members begin their terms in the spring meeting. All nominations and resumes will be kept 
on file for future consideration. 

Nominees should be willing to serve a two-year term on the board of directors, able to attend 
two annual meetings held in Menomonie and be willing to serve actively on committees as needed. 

Alumni are encouraged to apply themselves or submit recommendations for fellow Stout grads 
along with the applicant/nominee's current resume, to the UW-Stout Alumni Association, 
Nominations Committee, Louis Smith Tainter House, P.O. Box 790, Menomonie, WI 54751- 

Stout Outlook - 11 

Alumni Gatherings 



_ __ __ _ Front row (l-r) Ukokpan Eshett BS '81, MS '86, Sue Pittman, Lynn Quadricci Blum '75, Sandra Grace Burt ' 

Front row (l-r) J oanneHillmanFetzer '67, Steven Fetzer'67, Jack BongeyBS '49, MS '53, Isabel Bongey, David Pat Reisinger. Back row(l-r) DaveReisingerBS '62, MS '67, MargoStuartBS '81, MS '86, Jeff Burt, Mark Williams, 
Levey '93. Back row (l-r) DonnaJohnsonAlbrecht '68, Pat Reisinger, Dave Reisinger BS '62, M S '67, Sue Pittman. Caro1 Wagner-Williams '72. 


Washington, D.C 



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Front row (l-r) M yrtlej acobs, Diane Anthony Erickson '87, Ruth KunzConone BS '63, M S '53, Renee WeldyYurovich 
'85, Shannon GaddyLevra '94, Jane Seyforth Estabrook '42. Back row (l-r) Geraldjacobs '65, Lee Erickson BS 
'83, M S '86, Ralph Conone, Dale Yurovich, J ohn Levra '94, Walter Estabrook. 

Washington, D.C. 

Rowl (l-r) Chancel lor Charles W.Sorensen,CorenneBerkseth '9 5, Michelle Rene Schettene '91. Row 2 (l-r) Tom 
Hains '82, Robert Schettini. Row 3 (l-r) Pam Menefee Pogue'82, Kathy Perry, '94. Row 4 (l-r) Coryjones '95, 
DarleneBrehiemWernsman '62, Robert Wernsman '62. 


Row 1 (l-r) Sue Pittman, Chancellor Charles Sorensen, Bill Cochran '51, Errol RamsaroopBS '87, MS '89, EdS 
'95, Pat Reisinger. Row 2 (l-r) M ariannaZdrazil Cochran '51, Peter FulcerBS '60, MS '66, Brian Mano '00. Row 
3 ( l-r) Tom Hendricks, Ann Olubo Hendricks '8 2. Row 4 (l-r) Jennifer Wegrzyn Whiting '92, Ellen Grubb Blackwell 
'79. Row 5 (l-r) Paul Dettmann BS '93, '94, Mike Hosford '75. 

Recognize these faces? The pictures taken at our California gatherings were accidentally deleted from our camera 
(we need anothertripto California to recapturethose pictures). Front row (l-r) M yra Schlegel Douglass '65, Diane 
PechivaSucharski '63, Rosalie RayDannenbaum '62 and Donna Skidmore '76. Back row (l-r) IrvLathrop '50, Henry 
Hulter'38, Ruter'76, Kaufman '84, Jim Loomis '60 and Howard Knop '52. Also attending the gatherings: Ruth 
BubeckVoll '36, Kaleene Kenning '88, Burton Pontynen '51, Judy Spain, Chris Zampach, Marya Wilson '95, Michael 
Boris '70, Marshall Wake '58, Bill Mathy '75, Jason Ellisen '91, Catherine Todey '90, Kevin Mayer '75, Jennifer 
PlierMayer'75,Geri Easley'81, Dawn Drexler'93, Rebecca Wold Shukan '91, Laurie M acFarland-M iller '79 and 
several guests. 

12 » Stout Outlook 

Stout Families 

Arnetveit Family 

Nielsen Family 

Frontrow(l-r):KathyArnetveit'68,StanArnetveitBS'66,MS'68,andKenArnetveitBS'52,MS'55. Back row 
(l-r): Erik Arnetveit '97 and Brian Arnetveit '93. 

Ken used his degrees in industrial education as a teacher for 3 5 years before retiring and volunteering 
in the community. Stan received his B S degree in industrial education and MS degree in vocational 
education, and spent 1 1 years teaching. He is now the owner of Design Specialty Builders. Kathy 
received her B S degree in home economics education and is co-owner of Design Specialty Builders 
with Stan. Brian received his BS degree in general business administration and is currently working 
for Hutchinson Technologies in Eau Claire, Wis. Erik received his BS degree in construction and 
is now employed in the family business, Design Specialty Builders. 

Maki Family 

l-r: J oel Vogler'86, Lonna Nielsen Vogler '86, Cliff Nielsen '58, Christine Macke Nielsen '94 and Ryan Nielsen 

Cliff received his BS degree in industrial education and went on to work for the Univac Corporation, 
Gould National Batteries and spent the years from 1961 — 1996 farming in Knapp, Wis. Lonna 
received her BS degree in fashion merchandising and went on to become an insurance supervisor 
at Park Nicollet Medical Center. She has also been a domestic engineer and worked for Macy's 
cosmetic department at the Mall of America. Joel received his BS degree in hotel and restaurant 
management, and has worked for the Holiday Inn in Bloomington, Minn., as assistant manager; 
Holiday Inn in Eagan, Minn., as general manager; and is currently at Torgerson Properties in Eagan, 
Minn., as assistant director of operations. Ryan received his BS degree in industrial technology, 
and has gone onto work for the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minn., as a packaging engineer; Medtronic 
Inc., in Minneapolis, Minn., as a senior engineer; and is currently a principal engineer with 
Medtronic. Christine received her BS degree in early childhood education, and has gone on to work 
for Mercy Child Care in Coon Rapids, Minn., as assistant director; and is now a kindergarten/ 
Title I teacher in Roseville, Minn. 

Harmon Family 

l-r: KristenMaki-Moher'91, Roberta Maki-Ziebell, Don Maki '69, Richard MakiBS '64, MS '70, and Nancy Clark- 

Don received his BS degree in technology education in '69, and is currently a warehouseman for 
LTV Steel Mining Company in Hoyt Lakes, Minn. Richard received his BS degree in technology 
education in '64 and MS degree in vocational education in '70. He is currently an associate 
administrator for Sears. Nancy (wife of Richard) received her BS degree in family and consumer 
education in ' 63 and is currently the director of financial aid at Anoka Hennepin (Minn. ) Technical 
College. Kristen received her BS degree in industrial technology in '91 and is currently a pre-press 
supervisor for Northern Hydraulics in Burnsville, Minn. 

Not Pictured: Rebecca Maki (granddaughter of Don) received her BFA degree in art with a 
concentration in interior design in '95. Mike Zi^oqW (husband of Roberta) received his BS degree 
in technology education in '71 and was plant manager of Appleton Papers prior to passing away 
in August 1997. 

(l-r) Maria Harmon Nagel '86, Barbara Harmon Weber '6 5, Marcia HarmonTaugher'78, Charles Harmon '70, Bill 
Harmon '96 and Andy Harmon (current student). 

The Stout tradition goes back many generations for the Harmon family, starting with Charles W., 
Henry A. and John P. Harmon. The three men played football together in the '30s at Stout, and 
all went on to become teachers. Barbara received her BS degree in dietetics in 1965 and is currently 
working for Stout in the food service area; Charles received his BS degree in industrial technology 
and is currently with the Ray o vac Corporation as an engineering manager; Marcia received her MS 
degree in guidance and counseling and is currently employed as a teacher in the Orgagon School 
District near Madison; Maria received her BS degree in dietetics in 1986 and MS degree in food 
science and nutrition in 1988, and is currently with UW-Madison as a faculty associate in the 
nutritional sciences department; Bill received his BS degree in industrial technology with a 
packaging concentration in 1 996, and currently works for Great Lakes Packaging in Germantown, 
Wis., as a design engineer. 

If your family has two or more Stout grads and would like to be included in a future issue of the Outlook, 
please contact the Alumni Association at P.O. Box 790, Menomonie Wl 54751 or e-mail us at 

Stout Outlook ■ 13 

From the Archives 

Preserving Stout's rich heritage 

By Kevin Thorie, University Archivist 

Lost art 

The University Archives were mainly created to 
preserve the historical records of the university. 
These records include such things as yearbooks, 
committee minutes, publications, correspon- 
dence, budget reports, photographs, blueprints, 
films, oral histories and a host of other materials. 

Everyday we are asked such questions as: 
When did Helen Keller or Maria Von Trapp 
appear on campus? When was the early childhood 
major first offered? Or, what clubs did my 
grandmother belong to when she attended Stout 
in the 1920s? 

Oftentimes, we can find the answers to these 
requests. There are, however, many questions 
that we cannot answer. 

When I was offered the opportunity to 
contribute to the Stout Outlook, I realized that 
this was an ideal time to ask for help from the 
people who have helped create Stout's history. 
The first question I could use help with is, what 
happened to the artwork that was once on the 
Stout campus? 

Museum mystery 

Art has played an important role at Stout since the 
university was founded. In 1894, a woman by 
the name of Kate Murphy was hired by Senator 
James Huff Stout to be the director of art for the 
Menomonie Public Schools and the Stout 
Manual Training School. 

During vacations, Murphy was sent to Japan, 
as well as several major cities in the United 
States, to acquire sculptures, paintings, tapestries 
and other objects in order to begin an art museum 
on the Stout campus. The first mention of this 
museum, that I can find, is in a 1904 issue of a 
magazine called World's Work. The museum 
was augmented when Murphy took a year's 
sabbatical in Europe, where she acquired more 
artifacts for the collection. 

In 1906, the museum was located on the 
fourth floor of Bowman Hall. Several photos of 
this museum are in the University Archives. 

The following description of the museum is 
also in the Memoirs of Mary D. Bradford, who 
was a teacher at Stout during the first decade of 
the last century: 

"There were paintings and tapestries, vases 
and statuary; large, glass wall-cases containing 
priceless shawls, enclosed floor-cases, filled 
with fascinating arrays of curios of all sorts — 
carved ivory from the Orient, choice miniatures, 
and fans with historic association." 

Up until 1913 or so, several other references 
to the museum are in Stout publications, as well 
as newspaper articles. Soon after, though, the 
museum, along with its artifacts, disappeared. 

In 1934 the Stoutonia mentions another art 
museum on the second floor of Harvey Hall. A 
couple of sculptures are described that may have 
been in the B o wman exhibit, but the new museum 
consisted mainly of works by Stout students. 

What happened to these artifacts remains a 
mystery. There is absolutely no mention of theft 
or vandalism. Budgets for the Stout Institute are 
very detailed, and the artworks are not listed as 
having been sold or donated. Senator Stout's 
probate is also very detailed, showing that these 
objects were not returned to the family. Unless a 
former Stout student or staff member has any 
recollection of what happened, the disappearance 
of these objects may always remain a mystery. 

Thomas F. Googerty received both national and international prizes for his artwork such as this lamp and 
ornamental metal work (above, right). The University Archives hopes alumni will be able to shed some light on the 
mystery surrounding what happened to artifacts from an art museum housed on the fourth floor of Bowman Hall 
{below, 1917). 


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Iron enigma 

A similar mystery concerning the works of 
Thomas F. Googerty exists. Beginning in 1910, 
Googerty spent seven years at Stout teaching 
forge work. Born in 1864 in Pontiac, 111., he 
began his career as a blacksmith and later went 
into teaching. Googerty wrote several books on 
metalworking and received both national and 
international prizes for his artwork. At the time 
of his death in 1945, Googerty was described as 
one of the nation's greatest craftsmen in 
decorative wrought iron work. 

According to the National Ornamental Metal 
Museum, which recently had an exhibit of his 
works, Googerty left many of his works of art 
at the Stout Institute and in the Menomonie area. 
In addition, bulletins from that period show 
photos of iron candlesticks, lanterns, table lamps, 
fences and gates that were created by Googerty 
and his students. Again, I have not been able to 
locate any of these artworks. 

WPA relics vanished 

The artist, or at least the artwork, that most 
alumni, students and staff are acquainted with is 
that of Cal Peters. His mural, "Industry, Skill 
and Honor, " has been hanging over the main 
entrance of Harvey Hall since 1935. Some of his 
other well-known murals that many are familiar 
with include "Scene of Lake Menomin, " 
"Perrault's Trading Post" and "French 
Trappers on the Red Cedar. " 

Clarence Nicholas (Cal) Peters was born in 
1903 in Port Washington, Wis. He studied in 
Chicago and worked as a freelance artist before 
coming to the Stout Institute in 1935. 

During the Great Depression, Stout acquired 
many paintings by several artists through the 
auspices of the Works Progress Administration. 
Peters, though, was the only artist from the WPA 
who actually worked on campus. He had a studio 
in room 29 of the basement of Harvey Hall where 
he turned out several paintings for the Stout 

After he left Stout, Peters went on to become 
artist and curator of the Prairie du Chien Museum 
and later the Los Angeles County Museum. His 
artwork now hangs in museums stretching from 
Washington, D.C. to California. 

In addition to his murals, Peters painted about 
a dozen smaller works (averaging 30 inches by 
40 inches) and a portrait of President Burton 
Nelson that are missing. The titles of some of the 
missing works and their last known locations, as 
recorded in a 1940 issue of the Stoutonia, are: 
Home Management House 
The Country Church and 
Still Life 
Tainter Hall 

Old Oaks and 
After The Showers 
Bertha Tainter Annex 
October and 
A Still Life 
Lynwood Hall 
Green Hills and 
The Deserted Shanty 

An Autumn Day 
Recreation hall 

Street in Knapp and an unfinished scene 
of a sawmill on Wilson Creek 

The University Archives 

Located in UW-Stout's Library Learning 
Center, the University Archives mostly 
houses historically valuable records of the 
various campus departments and offices. 
Personal papers of Stout alumni, students, 
and faculty are also in the collection, as well 
as the records of Stout organizations. An 
electronic database allows for name and 
subject searches of many university 

To contact the University Archives: 

Telephone: 715-232-2300 

Fax: 715-232-1783 


Mail: ARC/University Archives 
Library Learning Center 
University of Wisconsin-Stout 
Menomonie, Wl 54751 

Explore more online: 
Additional photos on this issue's topics are 
available online at the University Archives' 
Web site. Go to: geninfo/ history 

Fill in the blanks 

If anyone knows anything about any of the 
missing artwork, we would appreciate an e-mail, 
letter or phone call. If anyone has any of this 
missing artwork, we would like to have a 
photograph of it to store in the archives (we are 
only interested in solving a mystery — the artworks 
belong to you). 

While I am asking for help, I have a couple of 
other mysteries I have been trying to solve. 
Whatever happened to the time capsule that was 
placed under the Washington Elm in 193 1 ? And 
does anyone know what happened to the tape 
recording of John F. Kennedy ' s speech on campus 
in 1960? 

If you have answers to any of these questions, 
we would like to hear from you. If you have any 
questions that we can try to answer, feel free to 
contact us or drop in for a visit (see sidebar 
above). The university archives are here to serve 
Stout's alumni, students and staff. 

14 • Stout Outlook 

Alumni in the News 

Stout grad dies in rescue 

Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, St. Paul Pioneer Press, April 5, 2001 

Christopher Chapman wouldn't like to hear 
himself be called a hero, say his friends and 

"He would be very humbled by it," said 
Sheila Rzepecki, his sister, who said Christopher 
was one of the quietest of the 1 children in their 

But to many, including the family of the 1 0- 
year-old boy he tried to save from a roiling 
Florida ocean Tuesday, Chapman was a hero. 
The boy survived, but the Edina resident didn't 
make it out of the Gulf of Mexico alive. 

Chapman, 44, his wife and their two teen- 
age children were on the Pensacola Beach, 
enjoying a spring vacation they had long saved 
for, when they saw the 10-year-old boy's 
mother shouting for help. There was a yellow 
flag posted that day, warning people of the 
strong riptides, but the boy was in the water 
anyway and had been pulled far from shore by 
the force of the tides. 

Chapman barely hesitated, diving right in to 
save the child, said his family. 

"He wasn't brave or athletic or anything like 
that. He was just the type of person who would 
do the right thing," said his brother Ned 

As his wife, Johanna, and two children 
watched, Christopher Chapman stopped 
moving in the ocean. An off-duty lifeguard who 
was nearby went into the water to try to save 
him but instead brought his lifeless body back 
to shore. 

"He saw a 10-year-old boy who was in 
distress and attempted a very heroic deed... (and) 
instead he became imperiled himself," said 
Escambia County Sheriff s Office' s spokesman 
Joel Mooneyham. 

The beach area where Chapman died is un- 
guarded, although there are lifeguards about half 
a mile away. Chapman's death was the first of 
the season, but every year there are several 
drownings in the area, Mooneyham said. 

Chapman was one of several people who 
worked to save the boy, whose name was un- 
available. The others were unharmed. 

The off-duty lifeguard who tried to rescue 
Chapman said the riptide was unusually strong 
when he pulled Chapman's body to shore, 

Christina Chapman, Johanna Chapman, Christopher 
Chapman '81 and Charlie Chapman. 

Mooneyham said. 

Family members said they were shocked by 
news of Chapman's death but not surprised by 
the way he died. "That was his nature," said 
Ned Chapman, the oldest of the children. "He 
had a really caring way." 

His wife and children, who left their car in 
Florida to fly back to the twin cities on Tuesday, 
have not figured out how to deal with Christopher 
Chapman's death, said family members who 
gathered at the Edina home of his parents 
Wednesday. "His kids are taking it really hard. 
They saw it happen," said Ned Chapman. 

Christpher Chapman's son, Charlie, told his 
aunt Wednesday that his father was always a 
hero to him. 

Family members said Chapman, who was a 
manager at Hazeltine National Golf Club, ret- 
urned the idolization. 

He never missed one of his children's sporting 
events, never would opt to hang out with his 
buddies when he could be with his kids and 
would often entertain the entire family with 
skits or plays he put together with his brother 
at family gatherings. 

"He adored his kids and his wife," said Sheila 
Rzepecki. "They were his entire life." 

After Chapman' s body was brought to shore, 
the mother of the 10-year-old told Johanna 
Chapman that her husband had saved the boy' s 

That is only some comfort, said Rzepecki. 

"There is someone that is alive and their 
family is intact, and ours is not," she said. 
"There is never going to be a complete family 
picture again." 

Alumni Testimonials 

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at Stoi 




"I graduated from Stout University in June 1944, and have been most 
grateful for all the opportunities and experiences while in attendance. After my 
family of two children graduated from high school, my teaching career began. 
I taught home economics for 20 years! This experience provides memories of 
students, teachers and official personnel that will linger in my mind forever. 
Stout also provided a background that enabled me to be a better parent, spouse 
and, yes, a better person." 

JeanTurneyWollum '43 

"To have graduated from Stout continues to be a very strong influence on my 
life. The solid, basic and relevant education that was received at Stout prepared 
many of us well for our chosen field of teaching. 

"The most important part of our Stout education was learning to accept 
change. It is a different world today than it was 50 years ago. Stout continues 
to offer the solid, basic and relevant education, but as it has grown and changed 
with progress, it has also shown us that to exist, prosper and to enjoy life you 
must accept and embrace change. 

"This summer, many of us will have the opportunity to celebrate the changes on campus 
and to renew friendships at our Golden Reunion. Do plan to come to Menomonie June 23 and 
24 and see that these changes have been good." 

Carol Hansen Miller '51 

"I am 60 years old now, and Stout has been an integral part of my life for the 
past 40 years. As a student, I benefited from a hands on, minds on education 
in ways that surprised even me. I was not a dedicated student and graduated with 
an unimpressive academic record. 

"I joined the International Harvester Company in 1964 as a management 
trainee along with more than 20 other recent college graduates from many other 
'name brand' universities. As we rotated through the huge manufacturing 
facility it became obvious over and over that I had a great deal more technical 
knowledge than anyone else despite their 'much-better-than-me' grade point average. 

"I have been teaching at Stout for 30 years now and am proud to be at a university held in 
such high regard by the organizations that hire our graduates. Another testimony to Stout's 
applied and pragmatic values and beliefs was revealed recently in a national survey of high school 
guidance counselors. They created a list of about 25 'hidden gems' of colleges and universities 
when asked where they would go for their degree if starting over. They were also asked to create 
a similar list of places they most often would prefer to recommend to high school graduates. 
Out of all the institutions of higher education in the entire country, only five institutions were 
on both lists — and of course, Stout was one of those. 

"Over the years many of my family have come to Stout as a result of my most positive 
acclaim for it. Included are my wife, two daughters, one niece, one brother, two nephews and 
two sisters." 


Albrechts are still running strong after 50 years 

Perhaps the training in football and baseball 
while at Stout helped prepare Bill Albrecht, 
BS '51, MS '61 for his current pastime. At 74, 
Bill is still participating in the Ironman 
Triathlon. This past October he just completed 
his fourteenth Ironman. 

The Ironman is a demanding competition 
consisting of a 2.4-mile open ocean swim, 
1 1 2-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. This 
must all be completed in 17 hours. The 
conditions on the Kona coast of Hawaii in 
October are an added obstacle with the 
temperature in the high 80s and winds gusting 
to 35 mph. 

While training for competition consumes 
many hours each week, the benefits derived 
from this are tremendous. "Our general health, 
energy and attitude are the same as they were 
20 years ago, and it has enriched our lives 
beyond measure. Travel and new friends from 
around the world are benefits that we probably 
would not have had without our sport," said 

for younger athletes and students, and we count 
among our good friends people who are much 
younger than we are." 

Albrecht received his B S degree in industrial 

education and MS in vocational education from 
Stout. After graduation he taught in Three 
Lakes and Rhinelander, Wis., and Marquette, 
Mich., where he was the downhill ski coach for 
many years. At the age of 45, he started running 
marathons with a personal best of three hours, 
two minutes. At the young age of 58, he decided 
to try and qualify for the Hawaiian Ironman and 
compete by the age of 60 . He qualified that year 
and every year since. Bill's best time for the 
Ironman was 13 hours, two minutes - that was 
in 1990, just three months after major surgery. 
Besides Hawaii, Bill has also competed in the 
Ironman in Roth, Germany, four times. 

Bill isn't the only one in the family who has 
a pair of running feet. Very 1 Sneen Albrecht ' 5 
has her own accomplishments. Veryl was oneof 
only 30 women who qualified for the triathlon 
national team for women in her age bracket. She 
has run twelve marathons, completed half of the 
Ironman triathlon and participated in a number 
of other triathlons. 

Veryl received her B S in home economics 
education from Stout and taught home 
economics in Three Lakes, Wis. until the 
children arrived (two sons and one daughter). 
This has become a family affair. Veryl said she 
and Bill have also run marathons with both 
their sons. In regard to Bill's participation in 
the Ironman, Veryl said, "Qualifying for the 
Ironman is not easy. It means going to races 
around the country and/or the world for one 
of the few spots in your age group. It has been 
a fantastic sport for both of us, and we are 
grateful for the good health and opportunities 
that have come about." 

Bill and Veryl currently live in Marquette, 
Mich., and would be happy to hear from 
fellow alumni who are also runners, and are 
looking forward to their Golden reunion this 
summer. "We are really looking forward to 
our upcoming class reunion on June 22-23 
and hope to see many of our former class- 
mates," Veryl said. 

Stout Outlook " 15 

Davis' enjoy active lives 

Eddie L. Davis BS '71, MS '71 and Susan 
Rodger s Davis '71 began their partnership during 
their time at UW- Stout, and have both gone on 
to achieve personal and professional success in 
their lives. The Davis' lead very active lives, and 
are very involved with their community and 

Eddie is involved in several civic organizations 
in Hartford, Conn., including the Hartford 
Courant Foundation Board, the Walter 'Doc' 
Hurley Scholarship Board, the Hartford Action 
Plan, the American Leadership Forum, and the 
Child Health and Development Institute of 

Among the organizations Susan is involved 
with are the Hartford Food Policy Commission, 
the Connecticut Dietetic Association and the 
Connecticut School Food Service Association. 
Susan's radio show, "On a Sound Note," can 
also be heard on the Hartford Public School 
station WQTQ. 

Both Susan and Eddie are very involved with 
St. Monica's Episcopal Church in Hartford. 
Eddie is the Senior Warden of the Vestry, and 
Susan is involved in several programs at St. 
Monica's Church including the Just a Sister 
Away study group, a summer tutorial meals 
program, the Food Pantry and Sunday School. 
Eddie has 29 years of experience as an educator, 
coming up through the ranks as a teacher, vice 
principal and 10 years as principal of Weaver 
High School in Hartford. He is now bureau chief 
at the Connecticut State Department of 
Education for the Bureau of School-Family- 
Community Partnerships. He was formerly the 

Susan Rodgers '71 and Eddie Davis BS '70, MS 
superintendent of Manchester and Hartford 
Public Schools. 

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., Eddie earned 
his bachelor's degree in technology education 
and master's degree in vocational education 
from UW-Stout, and began his teaching career 
in the Baltimore City School District. He has 
also earned his Sixth Year Certificate and Ph.D. 
in educational administration from the 
University of Connecticut. 

Davis has also received awards from the 
NAACP Greater Hartford Chapter, Hartford 
Seminary's Black Ministries Program, the 
Milken Family Foundation National Educator 
Award and the National Conference's Human 
Relations Award. 

Susan is a registered dietitian, currently 
running a private practice. She provides 
consultation services to the Hartford Public 
Schools' Food Services and Nutrition Education 

Department, the Connecticut Children's 
Medical Center and the Birth to Three Program. 
In the Hartford schools, she teaches nutrition to 
students, parents and staff; promotes the school 
breakfast program; and analyzes their nationally 
recognized school lunches. At the medical center, 
Susan promotes and teaches optimal nutrition 
to children and their parents who are infected 
with HIV. Her cultural awareness of the African- 
American diet enables her to teach individuals 
and groups methods to maintain good health 
through a healthier diet. In addition to all of this, 
she also consults for the state champion Weaver 
High School football team. 

She has also founded and organized the 
annual "Susan's Christmas Bus Ride," which 
she based on a program in Washington D.C. In 
this program, Susan and more than 80 friends 
deliver baskets of Christmas dinners and treats 
to the families of Hartford public school children. 
A native of Washington D.C, Susan's father 
encouraged her to attend Stout because it appeared 
a "safe place to be." The late '60s were a time 
of unrest on many campuses, and he wanted to 
make sure she was in a "safe environment." 
Encouragement also came from Susan's high 
school home economics teacher, Jeanette Hansen 
Fitzgibbons "39. When Fitzgibbons learned 
Susan was interested in becoming a dietitian, 
she strongly recommended Stout. Susan earned 
her bachelor's degree in dietetics from UW- 
Stout, where she met Eddie. She was later 
accepted at Vanderbilt University Medical in 
Nashville for her internship and began her career 
in Baltimore. She and Eddie came to Connecticut 

in 1 974 so Susan could obtain a master' s degree 
from the University of Connecticut in comm- 
unity nutrition. 

Susan and Eddie are the proud parents of 
two daughters. Christine, a graduate of the 
University of Pittsburgh, is following in her 
father' s footsteps. She is a first grade teacher in 
Hartford and is completing her master ' s degree 
in elementary education at the University of 
Hartford. Michelle is a freshman at Penn- 
sylvania State University in the animal bio- 
sciences program. The Davis' have also 
"adopted" a son, Rondell Tyson, who is a 
graduate student at the University of New 
Haven completing his degree in criminal justice. 

While putting some thoughts together for 
this article, Susan and Eddie reflected on their 
experience at Stout. "We are so grateful for the 
education and experience we received at Stout; 
they were the basis for our professional lives. 
Those experiences have benefited us greatly and 
allowed us to lead the life we have enjoyed. 

"We are also grateful for the lifelong 
friendships that developed during those years 
at Stout. There were very few black students in 
the late 1 960s. We have maintained contact with 
some of our friends from Stout, including 
Bradford Marshall, Glenda Wesley, Jerry 
Collins, the late Myla Lewis Collins, Reggie 
Holmes, Carl Evans and Melvin Coleman. " 

Eddie and Susan can be 

contacted via e-mail at: 

dvseldvs@aol. com. 

Dream comes true with "Once Upon a Child" for grads 

How many stories have you heard beginning 
with "once upon a time?" That was just the 
beginning for a nationally recognized chain of 
stores called "Once Upon A Child. " 

When Lynn Quadracci '75 {home economics 
in business) and Dennis Blum '75 {industrial 
technology) met, they knew they had the 
potential for building something very special. 
Of course at that time, they were thinking in 
terms of marriage-which has been a true 
partnership in more ways than one. 

From the solid basis of their marriage, they 
have ventured out into the world of retail, 
creating "Once Upon A Child. " It has taken 
several years and anumber of j obs and relocations 
to get there, but nonetheless their business is a 

While their relationship began at Stout, 
Dennis remembers that not everything went 
smoothly. He was "requested to leave the 
dorm" and had to scramble to find alternative 
housing. Lynn, on the other hand, lived quite a 
distance from the campus and sometimes 
struggled to find rides into town. 

Their road since graduation, however, has 
been filled with adventures and children. Using 
her home economics degree, Lynn worked in the 
catering business preparing food for various 
day-care establishments while maintaining a 
sales representative job as a food broker. In 
1 978 she started a career with Gerber as the first 
female sales representative in Chicago. When 

Gerber expanded from food only to include 
other merchandise, Lynn moved along with 

About that time Dennis was found by a 
"headhunter" and recommended for a job in 
New York as plant manager with Hunt Wesson. 
This was to be the first of several moves 
escalating Dennis' career. After their son, Ben, 
was born in 1979, Lynn returned to work with 
Gerber in New York. Word came next that 
Dennis was being relocated to the Hunt Wesson 
plant in Chicago, again as plant manager. Lynn 
then went to work for Johnson & Johnson on 
a part-time basis. 

Their second son, Brian, came in 1983, and 
Dennis was transferred to Holland, Mich., to 
build a new plant. Billy was born in 1984, and 
with the new plant up and running in Holland, 
Dennis was sent to Toledo, Ohio, as the plant 
engineer for the Hunt Wesson tomato division. 
While keeping busy with three sons, Lynn was 
building upon an idea she had envisioned many 
years before. Being very aware of the cost of 
children' s clothing and knowing how little wear 
they actually get, Lynn developed a plan for a 
children's used clothing store. 

Their move to Ohio prompted her to make 
the move from her minds eye to an actual store. 
"Dennis was enthusiastic and very supportive 
about all of it and helped in anyway he could in 
launching my new venture," Lynn said. "I can 
remember sitting around, brainstorming with 

Dennis and Lynn Quadricci Blum 

Dennis to think of a suitable name. Then, out of 
the blue we hit on 'once upon a child' and just 
knew it was a winner." The first Once Upon A 
Child was opened in September 1985 with 300 
square feet, no phone, homemade signs and no 
funding to advertise. Lynn was not discouraged. 
"We had a dream and strong convictions that 
this was right," she said. Two years later in 1 987 
they moved to a better and larger location, with 
2,000 square feet. 

In that same year Dennis took a new position 
in Columbus, Ohio, with Purity Packaging as 
director of engineering. Keeping the first store 
in Toledo, they opened a second one in Dublin. 
The success of the stores prompted Lynn to 
open a third store 10 miles away and a fourth 
one on the west side of Columbus. Within a 
short period of time, they had eight stores — all 
within a 25-mile radius. After they sold their 
first franchise, Dennis left his job to become a 

full partner in the business. By 1992 they had 
1 1 of their own stores and 1 1 franchises covering 
Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan. 

In 1992 they also began to work with 
Growbiz International who own Play it Again 
Sports. They sold their trademark and franchise 
rights to Growbiz, but maintained ownership of 
their own stores. As their children grew, so did 
their ideas. Plato 's Closet, a shop for teens and 
young adults, opened in 1 998 followed by four 
more stores within one year. 

Lynn and Dennis compliment the education 
and training they received at Stout. With two of 
their own sons in college, they know the 
importance of providing financial assistance to 
students and have recently established an 
endowed scholarship for students in the retail 
merchandising program. 

"Last summer we had the opportunity to 
visit our old alma mater and had a wonderful 
reunion. We were both a little disappointed in 
the turn out and hope future reunions will bring 
more of you back to Stout. We also invite and 
welcome you to visit our own stores in Columbus 
and if you do, please give us a call. We have now 
expanded to include New Uses, our general store 
and Clothes Mentor for adult women clothing," 
Lynn said. 

So if you are in the market for good children' s 
clothing, don't forget Once Upon a CMdbecause 
it was founded by two Stout grads. 

16 - Stout Outlook 

Anderson receives 
James Huff Stout Award 

James H. Stout was a true visionary in both his 
profession and personal life. His philosophy of 
"learning through involvement" was the 
beginning of what is now known as UW- Stout. 
The implementation of his ideals brought 
positive changes within the community and the 
lives of thousands of individuals. The alumni 
association acknowledges one individual each 
year to honor the ideals and visions of James H. 
Stout by presenting their most prestigious 
award to a UW- Stout alumnus who has 
exemplified his attitude and manner both 
personally and professionally. 

The James Huff Stout Award recipient for 
2000, Richard T. Anderson, has spent 43 years 
in the Wisconsin Technical College System as 
a teacher, guidance counselor, curriculum 
coordinator, and assistant director for 
instruction, making a great impact on education 
in Wisconsin. For the last 1 8 years he has served 
as president of the Waukesha County Technical 
College (WCTC). 

Throughout his career in technical education, 
Anderson has developed and implemented a 
number of educational programs and services 
that have impacted southeast Wisconsin, the 
state and nation. A few of those educational 
programs and services include establishing a 
2+2+2 printing and publishing program between 
high school, WCTC and UW-Stout, for which 
both he and Chancellor Sorensen received 
recognition from the governor; development of 
organizational opportunities for women within 
the college; and a statewide and nationally 
recognized program for workforce development 
in Waukesha County that is called the Regional 
Center for Workforce Development. This center 


includes the co-location and 
integration of employment, 
training, education and 
economic development 
services for job seekers, 
workers and employers. 

Anderson has also played a 
significant role in various 
national and state organ- 
izations that have reflected the preparation he 
received from UW-Stout and in turn expanded 
the prestige of the university. He has received 
a number of recognitions from the governor 
relating to creative program development and 
services for the citizens of Wisconsin. Likewise, 
his involvement nationally in a number of 
organizations has reflected positively on the 
WCTC and UW-Stout. 

Under his leadership, he established the first 
associate degree program in international trade 
in the Midwest that now includes Wisconsin's 
international trade library. This program has 
developed a wide range of instructional 
programming and professional opportunities 
for students, area employers and college staff in 
order to assist them in understanding the 
globalization in the workplace and the cultural 
realities that accompany it. He has been active 
in various trade missions to foreign countries on 
behalf of Wisconsin businesses and industries 
that also emphasized the quality of Wisconsin' s 
postsecondary technical education, both at the 
technical college and university level. 

His compassion for serving the public is 
reflected in the many boards he has served 
throughout southeastern Wisconsin, often 
serving as president. 

Mikitarian's life is an 'adventure' 

SamMikitarian '54 attended 
the Stout Institute during an 
unusual period in history. 
The period was book-ended 
between the World Ward II 
veterans and the newly mint- 
ed Korean War veterans. The 
college was still very small, 
and the attitude on campus Mikitarian 
was serious but open. At times, it was difficult 
to distinguish between the faculty and the stud- 
ents. It was, as it has been said many times, a 
perfect balance between technology and acad- 
emics. This environment became the foundation 
for many of Mikitarian' s adventures during the 
last 47 years. 

After graduation he was obliged to enter in 
the service of the country, as were all young men 
of the era, and chose to enlist in the Navy, spe- 
cializing in naval aviation. The recruiter outlined 
a program that would put him back on campus 
to continue his advanced education in four 
years, but it did not quite work out that way. He 
retired from the Navy after 30 years of service- 
24 years active duty service plus six years of 
prior reserve time. 

During his active duty years, he went through 
flight training and was commissioned a naval 
aviator in 1956. During his shore duty periods, 
he taught advanced aviation, created curricula 
for advanced all weather flight and managed the 
training department for teaching the course. 
Other assignments included conducting research 

in scheduled maintenance of all Navy aircraft 
and the development of a periodic maintenance 
process that became the fleet standard. His last 
shore duty assignment was in the Office of the 
Secretary of Defense, Research, Development, 
Test and Evaluation. 

His sea duty assignments included 
deployments to the Mediterranean Sea area and 
Southeast Asia. His last active duty operational 
assignment was as the commanding officer of an 
all-weather attack A-6 squadron. 

Mikitarian also received educational assign- 
ments at the Naval War College in Newport, 
R.I. ; the National War College in Washington, 
D.C.; and earned a master's degree in inter- 
national affairs, from George Washington Univ- 
ersity in Washington, D.C. 

After military retirement, he has worked as 
a program manager in research and development, 
business development manager for new 
technology acquisition, and business consultant 
to the defense industry. He is currently employed 
as a program manager in the international 
telecommunications industry. 

Billie, his wife of nearly 40 years, has shared 
in his many travels and relocations over the 
years. They have two sons and three grand- 
children. Sam and Billie currently reside in the 
Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. 

Sam says, "Life has been a great adventure 
so far." Both he and his wife, however, are 
trying to figure out what they are going to do 
when they have to "grow up." 

Stout Memories 


"I found it easy to keep track of all my expenses when I went through Stout. 
I graduated in 1952 by going three years with two summers at the University 
of Minnesota and two correspondent courses. The entire cost was $3,300, 
which included food, one year at Tainter Hall and the other two in a private home. 
I shared a bedroom in both places. 

"I remember one morning when it was 43 degrees below zero when we walked 
to school. 

"I should say that I never felt deprived. One thing I remember as being ugus me 
especially enjoyable were the hikes south of town in the spring. Several couples would go and 
then have a picnic. 

"I enjoyed all of my courses except chemistry. It was a great three years! 

"I also took my time signing a contract as a teacher because I wanted to teach on the west 
coast. When I signed, it was for $3,400-the highest salary of any graduate in 1952. The job was 
in a small town in Washington. A person would have to hike three miles to catch a bus to leave. 
A bridge was finally built a few years later connecting us with Astoria, Ore. It worked out fine 
because people were very kind about offering rides, dinner, etc." 

Joan Schwanemann Augustine '52 

"The University of Wisconsin-Stout means a lot to me for many different 
reasons. I graduated in 1 989 in hotel and restaurant management and have very 
fond memories of the university, teachers and my classmates. 

"In my field of hotel and restaurant management, I have come across a lot 
of different people from various backgrounds, and when I mention where I 
graduated from, everyone knows Stout as a well-respected university. They all 
speak highly of our graduates. 

"One lesson I learned at Stout was from Dr. Charles Metelka. The one thing y 
that stood out from his class for me was the statement 'don't pass the monkey. ' Dr. Metelka' s 
translation-if a problem comes to you, don't pass it on, even if it is not your problem. Address 
it and get the monkey off of your back for good. To this day, I still apply this story to my 
everyday life. 

"My friendships at Stout are endless. Being a smaller university, I think our friendships 
became stronger and more meaningful relationships. We always knew we would run into each 
other at the student center, classes or the bars. 

One of my most special friendships was my 
roommate from Jeter Hall during my freshman 
and sophomore years, Renee Durocher Flis ' 89. 
We helped each other through some tough and | 
wild times. One time we planned a co-ed mud 
volleyball game with the guys from Tainter Hall. 
People thought we were crazy when we walked 
through town all covered in mud and singing | 
songs, but everyone had a fantastic time. 

"As I look back at my four years at Stout, I 
realize that I have been blessed to have met so many wonderful people that have touched my 
heart, especially my friend and roommate Elaine Mercier Bruesewitz '89. 1 have much gratitude 
toward the university for providing me with an excellent education and a university that I am 
proud to say I graduated from." 

Dianne Markowski Brady '89 

"The decade of the 1950s was a time of change and uncertainty. Our country 
was involved in the cold war and new technology was being developed at a rapid 
pace. In contrast with these stresses and changes, the Stout Institute and Stout 
State College provided a stable learning environment for students. Curriculums 
for our programs were well defined, and our instructors had a strong belief in what 
they taught. 

"We had a limited number of times we could miss class, and dorm hours to 
keep us out of trouble. If someone did err, Merle Price would come to the rescue. 
Our lab courses also provided extensive application of the skills and concepts presented in our 

"There were a lot of opportunities for us to have fun and grow socially during that time. 
With more than 30 organizations on campus, plus the athletic teams, there were ample 
opportunities to become involved with campus life. Homecoming events were always exciting 
and, if I remember correctly, there was usually some concern about whether all of the bonfire 
materials were 'donated. ' Plays, concerts and proms provided many opportunities to relax and 
forget about school work for a while. All of this for only $28 per semester! 

"Our class was the first to graduate from Stout State College, and based on the feedback I 
have received from many classmates (and my own experiences), we were well prepared for the 
challenges we encountered after graduation. As the 45th anniversary of our graduation 
approaches, most of us have made the transition to retirement. Our reunion this fall will be an 
excellent opportunity to renew acquaintances and friendships. It will also be a great chance to 
see the changes that have taken place at Stout since you were last on campus and to learn about 
the university's plans for the future. Hope to see you in September!" 

Orville Nelson '56 


Stout Outlook - 17 

"Tongue" to reunite for Homecoming 2001 

BobCollins '71 

Nearly 30 years have passed since a phenomenal period of Stout's history. Over the years, I have 
continuously reflected on everything that occurred amidst this period of turmoil in our nation's 
history. Being a "Mother Trucker" and member of "Tongue" band, all the great times, the not so 
great times and the really difficult ones we endured. The friends made, the friends lost. Fond 
memories and some regrets. Enough of this mush! Then I come back to reality and realize it was 
all "Rock n' Roll!" 

To celebrate the re-release of "Keep on Truckin' " in 2000 (, the 
Tongue band is ready to "rock n' roll" again and we want to invite all the Mother Truckers to re- 
unite. At homecoming 2001, October 20, the band will perform in the Great Hall of UW-Stout's 
Memorial Student Center. Band members Paul Rabbitt, Dick Weber, Mick Larsen and Bob Collins 
will be on the "2001 Bite Your Tongue" tour (another one night stand). 

We are working with Ron Verdon, chair of UW-Stout' s department of art and design, to include 
an art show for all those still practicing the trade. Please contact him by e-mail at to let him know what you will be bringing to the show. 

Mark your calendars, round up your artwork, your spouse or significant other and your "Rock 
n' Roll" shoes, and join us for this one-time event. Pass the word-we hope to see you in October! 

For additional information, you may contact Paul Rabbitt at, Dick 
Weber at, or Bob Collins at Ticket information is 
available at the student center service desk 715/232-1 122. 

"Tongue" will be reuniting fora concert turing homecoming 2001. At the left, "Tongue" as they were in 1971- 
still "rockin" afterall of these years, (l-r) Bob Collins '71 , Dick Weber, Mickey Larson, Paul Rabbitt '72 . 

Otto named president and 

CEO of Marcus Hotels and Resorts 

William J. Otto '78 bec- 
ame president and chief 
operating officer of 
Marcus Hotels and Res- 
orts, the full-service lod- 
ging division of The 
Marcus Corporation 
(NYSE: MCS), on April | 

Otto joined Marcus I 
Hotels and Resorts in | 
1 993 as senior vice pres- 
ident of operations and ' 
was promoted to senior vice president and chief 
operating officer in 1996. 

With 22 years of experience in the lodging 
industry, Otto has worked with a variety of 
companies in a number of positions. Prior to 
joining Marcus Hotels and Resorts, he worked 
for the Stouffer Group of hotels for 1 5 years in 


positions of increasing responsibility, including 
serving as general manager of the Stouffer 
Nashville hotel in Nashville, Tenn. He began his 
career with Hyatt Hotels in Chicago in 1978. 

A leader in the Wisconsin hospitality 
industry, Otto is currently serving as chair of 
the Governor' s Council on Tourism and chair of 
the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors 
Bureau. He is past chair of the Wisconsin Inn- 
keepers Association and was a Wisconsin 
delegate to the 1995 White House Conference 
on Travel and Tourism. Otto received a 
bachelor' s degree in hotel and restaurant manage- 
ment from U W- Stout and has earned the Certified 
Hotel Administrator designation from the 
American Hotel and Motel Association. 

Otto and his wife, Michele, reside in 
Wauwatosa, Wis., with their sons Christopher, 
Jonathan and Nicholas. 

Zmyewski and Buelow use 
"horse sense" in business 

Roomies Reunion 

H J— ""~ i MM l 

K , m ^-- JUL} f * * 

Iff M 

Stephen '77 and Jenell Anderson Zmyewski 
'77 have ventured into unusual territory during 
the last decade. 

As an 18-year-old in Clifton Park, N.Y., 
Steve made the decision to attend UW-Stout 
after being recruited by basketball coach Dwain 
Mintz. "That decision has directed the rest of 
my life," said Steve. "I thank Coach Mintz for 

While Jenell is a family and consumer science 
teacher at Fillmore Central High School in 
Harmony, Minn., Stephen has developed a 
business with former UW-Stout university 
relations director Chuck Buelow, raising and 
racing horses. 

The Zmyewski 's bought their first horse 
with Chuck and Janet Buelow in 1 995, and now 
own five horses together. They are also co- 
owners of a public racing stable, Root River 
Thoroughbreds, where they train horses for a 
variety of clients. They focus their racing on 
Canterbury Parkin Shakopee, Minn., and Prairie 
Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. 

"I've been interested in horses ever since I 
can remember," said Steve. He started out 
working at the Saratoga Racetrack in upstate 
New York during summers while he was in 
college. Soon after graduating from Stout, Steve 
became involved with show horses, and 
continued showing until 1 990 when he decided 
to get into thoroughbred racing. "My key interest 
was always in racing thoroughbreds," he said. 
Although Steve did have success in the show 
ring, a major part of that success was a world 
champion stallion. 

Steve and Jill reside at their family farm and 

l-r: Chuck Buelow, Steve Zmyewski 77 and Rex Gilligan 
pictured with a filly purchased in Lexington, Ky. 

home of Root River Thoroughbreds in Houston, 
Minn. They have two children: Kristina, 20, 
who is employed at the Mayo Clinic; and 
Justin, 1 8, who will be a freshman in packaging 
engineering at UW-Stout next fall. Justin will 
also pursue a position on the football team as a 
place kicker. 

With family and farm coming first, Steve's 
other interests include commodity trading, 
Texas Longhorn cattle, buffalo, Justin' s racing, 
and a continued venture as an airplane pilot. 

"My education academically, athletically 
and socially at Stout has been invaluable. The 
relationships I established while at Stout are 
some of my greatest treasures, and my 
relationship with the Buelows is a part of that 
treasure. Even though my path has not crossed 
with many of those people since leaving campus, 
they remain with me for a lifetime," Steve 
concluded. "Being inducted into the Athletic 
Hall of Fame in 1997 allowed me to become a 
part of Stout forever, and I am grateful for that." 

L-R: Barb Berkseth DeLander, Eileen Sievert Bartok, J oAnn Hansen M euret, Alice Schweizer Schleg, J eanine 
Larsen Stauffacher. Unable to attend: Jo Salm Bauer. All of the "roomies" have kept in touch since their graduation 
in 1960, and about six years ago Alice Schleg organized the first reunion. It has been an annual event ever since. 
"It is amazing how we can pick up where we left off from one yearto the next," said Stauffacher. "We are never 
at a loss for conversation, and have a great time reminiscing about ourfriends and activities during our college 

45th Reunion! 

Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, 2001 

Detailed information will be on the way this summer. 

You mcontact the Alumni Association at 715/ 232-1151 

or email alumni2( 

18 « Stout Outlook 

Alumni Spotlights 

Blia Schwahn '00, was i 
recognized at the Sixth Annual 
Women of Color Awards Cere- 
mony and Reception at UW- 
Madison, October 27—28, 
2000. This is a statewide award 
given to women of color who 
have initiated positive change 
within their communities by Schwahn 
contributing to diversity and advocating for 
women's issues. 

"Blia is an outstanding example of a woman 
who is committed to making the educational 
environment a positive one for all students, 
regardless of their background," said Ken Her, 
a multicultural student advisor at UW- Stout. 

For 1 years, Schwahn worked as a bilingual 
specialist with the Menomonie School District, 
helping parents, students, staff and community 
members bridge language and cultural barriers. 
According to Her, Schwahn worked tirelessly 
to support Hmong mothers still in high school, 
the high school daycare, and the Neighbor- 
Neighbor Committee, a group that was formed 
to build community and resolve conflicts in 
Menomonie. She also volunteered many hours 
in the community to help others learn about the 
Hmong culture and history. 

After the Vietnam War, Schwahn and her 
family escaped from Laos to a refugee camp in 
Thailand, then came to the United States. She 
was 14 years old and could not speak English. 
She never had the opportunity to attend a 
formal school, and did not even know how to 
read or write in her own language. Though she 
graduated from high school, she knew she didn't 
have the academic language she needed to go on 
to college, but she also knew the opportunity 
was there. She worked as an interpreter and 
taught herself to read and write English. She 
knew it would take her a long time to get to 
college, but she was determined. 

While with the Menomonie School District, 
Schwahn was fortunate to have worked with a 
group of people who believed in her abilities and 
encouraged her to pursue her dream of a degree 
in education. With the support of her family and 
friends, she was back at school. 

While working full-time and raising two 
children, Schwahn continued her education at 
UW- Stout in early childhood and graduated in 
May of 2000. 

She is the first person in her family to 
graduate from college and is a role model to 
many by demonstrating her belief in hard work 
and the importance of education. 

Schwahn would like to thank her wonderful, 
understanding husband {especially during student 
teaching), her two wonderful children {whose 
favorite phrases were "mommy, are you done 
with your homework?"), her friends {who 
always said "You can do it!"), and the faculty 
and staff at UW- Stout {who always opened their 
doors for her) for their support. 

Schwahn is currently working as a school/ 
community liaison for the Eau Claire Area 
School District, continuing her endeavor to 
making a difference in people's lives. She also 
serves on the Eau Claire City Council's Racial 
Justice Taskforce, the Eau Claire Area School 
District Equity Committee, the Eau Claire 
Partnership for Education, the Hmong Family 
Strengthening "Agency Partners" Committee, 
and is a co-advisor to the North High School 
HAPT Club {Hmong American Pheng Cheng 
Club). She hopes to earn her master's degree in 
guidance and counseling at UW- Stout. 

You may reach Schwahn through e-mail at 


Gary Madsen '77, senior 
packaging engineer for 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 
has been promoted to packag- 
ing engineer consultant for 
their Asia Pacific operations. 
With this promotion, Madsen 
and his family have relocated 
to Bangkok, Thailand. 

In this newly created position, Madsen 
oversees the development, technological adv- 
ances, education and cost savings associated 
with packaging in Australia, China, India, Indon- 
esia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, 
Thailand and Vietnam. He has been employed 
by Kimberly-Clark Corporation since Dec- 
ember 1978 and has held various positions 
within the consumer packaging division located 
in Neenah, Wis. 

Prior to his move, Madsen spent time on the 
UW-Stout campus recruiting interns and 
graduates for Kimberly-Clark. He was also 
instrumental in setting up a Kimberly-Clark/ 
Stout scholarship program. 

The Neenah native received his bachelor of 
science degree in industrial technology with a 
concentration in packaging in December 1 977 
from UW-Stout. 

Henry Lageman '79 was 
elected national president of 
the American Board of 
Vocational Experts for the 
2000—2001 term. 

After earning his degree in 
vocational rehabilitation from 

UW-Stout, Lageman com- 

pleted his internship with the La 9 eman 
State of Oregon, assisted in the development of 
a Work Evaluation Center with the old CETA 
program, and created and developed the position 
of rehabilitation manager for the Oregon State 
Accident Insurance Fund. 

Lageman is known for his commitment to 
assisting individuals in identifying and truly 
understanding their special talents as they 
relate to the world of work. "The thrill is in 
helping folks maximize their vocational pot- 
ential," Lageman said. 

After serving his presidency, Lageman plans 
to pursue his doctorate in industrial psych- 
ology, teach at the graduate level at Portland 
State University and maintain his practice in 
vocational rehabilitation. 

Lageman and his wife, Sue, were married in 
1981 and live in Portland, Ore. He may be 
contacted via e-mail 
or his Web site at 

Martin Gierke '79, recently 
sent this update for the 

"I was a 1979 graduate of 
Stout in a then-fledgling 
industrial design program. In 
fact, I was one of only a few 

students in the first graduating | 

class of the program. Since Gierke 
then, the program at Stout has come a long way, 
and so have 1. 1 am currently vice president of 
industrial design for Black & Decker, located in 
Baltimore, Md. 

"After graduation, I spent four years in the 
Minneapolis area, working for a small 
consultancy, and later for Honeywell Inc. In 
1983, I moved to Maryland to join Black & 
Decker's household products group, working 

as a designer on new concepts. In succeeding 
years, I worked for a number of divisions of the 
company as both designer and proj ect manager, 
finally taking on my current responsibilities as 
head of design in 1995. 

"I received my MBA from Loyola College 
in Baltimore in 1995, and became an adjunct 
professor for the college that same year. I am an 
active member of both IDSA and the Design 
Management Institute. After serving three years 
on the advisory board for DMI, I was elected to 
their Board of Directors this year. In addition, 
I am advising a start-up industrial design program 
here in the Baltimore area, and serve as an 
adjunct faculty member for the industrial design 

"On the personal side, I am enjoying the 
'empty nest' phase of life along with my wife, 
Margie. My son, Tom, is a percussion perform- 
ance major at James Madison University in 
Virginia. He has recently played professionally 
for an international touring Broadway company 
production of Victor/Victoria, and participated 
in the California-based Santa Clara Vanguard 
drum corps as a mallet percussion specialist." 

PeteMeyerBS'91,MS'96, 1 
a technology instructor at Lisle | 
Junior High School, was rec- 
ently recognized by the Illinois | 
Industrial Technology Edu- 
cation Association as its I 
Teacher of the Year. The award 
recognizes Meyer "as Illinois' I 
most outstanding technology eyer 
teacher," and as someone "who keeps abreast of 
developments in technology education, uses 
this knowledge to constantly upgrade classroom 
curriculum and maintains a positive rapport 
with students," according to the IITEA. 

"I am thrilled and honored by this award," 
said Meyer. "As a teacher, I have always 
strived to make a difference in our students' 
lives and help them realize their potential. Still, 
I was quite surprised and humbled to receive 
this honor. I wish to thank the IITEA board for 
recognizing my work with the students of Lisle. 
I would also like to thank my parents and 
teachers from high school and college who 
always encouraged me to work hard and pursue 
my goals." 

One person who was not surprised was 
Lisle Junior High School principal, Roger Wanic, 
who says receiving this statewide award "is 
quite an honor not only for Mr. Meyer but for 
the entire Lisle School District 202 Community. 
He is a very dynamic teacher who makes each 
and every lesson meaningful and relevant for his 
students. Mr. Meyer has an excellent rapport 
with the students and is constantly encouraging 
his students to do their very best. His application 
of technology helps to make his class come alive 
for students every day." 

"His knowledge of technology is also in- 
valuable for our entire school staff, as he is 
always willing to spend the time in assisting his 
fellow teachers in the use of technology. As an 
enthusiastic, dedicated professional, Mr. Meyer 
is a most deserving recipient of this honor," 
added Wanic. 

The IITEA is the professional organization 
of all technology education instructors 
throughout the state of Illinois. Its parent 
organization, the International Technology 
Education Association, honored Meyer as 
Illinois' Teacher of the Year at its annual con- 
vention in March. 

Meyer is a lifelong resident of Lombard, 111., 

and a 1985 graduate of Glenbard East High 
School. He went on to Bethany Lutheran College 
in Mankato, Minn., and graduated with an 
associate of arts degree in 1987. He then con- 
tinued his education at UW-Stout, graduating in 
1 99 1 with his B S degree and in 1 996 with his MS 
degree, both in technology education. He is 
currently working toward another MS degree, 
in educational administration. 

Meyer resides in Lombard with his wife, 
Kendra, and may be reached via e-mail at 

Timothy VanHeirseele '72 

was named the "Lakeland 

Press Coach of the Year" for 

2000. Van Heirseele has 

coached varsity softball at the 

Warren Township High School 

for seven years, and has won 

116 games in that time. The 

team finished third in the North VanHeirseele 

Suburban Conference in the 2000 season. 

VanHeirseele was very involved with 
campus life during his time at Stout. He was the 
sophomore class president in 1970, an S-Club 
member, a resident assistant in North Hall from 
1970-72 and secretary of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 
Sports were also a large part of his life while at 
Stout. He participated in several intramural 
sports, was the announcer for basketball and 
wrestling, played shortstop on the varsity 
baseball team from 1969-1972 {also team 
captain in 1972), and was an all-district NAIA 
baseball team member in 1972. 

Six Stout grads are employed at the Warren 
High School, ranging from the classes of 1 968 to 
1999. "It's a special feeling," VanHeirseele 
said. "We have an automatic friendship together 
because of our times at Stout." 

Debra K. Anderson '76, a| 
native of Menomonie, grad- 
uated cum laude from UW- 
Stout with a bachelor's degree I 
in early childhood education. 
She devoted nine years to 
teaching kindergarten, starting 
in the Menomonie School 
District and followed by Anderson 
positions in the suburbs of Chicago. Returning 
to Menomonie, Anderson went into retail, 
which led to managing Lee's Drug Store for 
eleven and a half years. The year 2000 presented 
a new career opportunity-that of lifestyles 
editor for the Dunn County News, where she 
remains today. Describing her information 
gathering practices, Anderson said, "I'm a 
gleaner and a weaver." 

Stout Outlook o 19 

Alumni News 

Class Notes 


Harvey Berghuis BS '50, MS '50, Naperville, 
111., retired in 1985 after 35 years of teaching and 
now enjoys traveling to England and taking 
cruises. Walter Kratsch BS '57, MS '60, North- 
brook, 111., has retired from Maine Township 
High School South after 43 years of teaching. 
Peter Fulcer BS '60, MS '66, Leesburg, Va., has 
retired after 39 Vi years of educational service. He 
received the Distinguished Alumni Award at his 
40th UW-Stout class reunion in June 2000. John 
Anderson MS '63, Ed.S. 71, Excelsior, Minn., 
received the 1999 Minnesota Teacher Excel- 
lence Award. He is retiring after teaching 32 years 
for Minnetonka Public Schools. Marilee Olson 
'63, Solon Springs, is a minister for the Presby- 
terian Church. Richard J. Johnson '64, Oshkosh, 
has retired after teaching for 35 years. His last ten 
years were spent at Oshkosh West High School 
where he taught auto cad computer drawing. 
Keith Togstad MS '64 is the superintendent of 
St. James Public Schools, St. James, Minn. Janice 
Jenson BS '65, MS '77, is tour manager for 
Holiday Vacations, Eau Claire. Rosemary Weiss 
Skeele MS '68, Montville, N.J., has authored a 
new book, Protecting the Right to Teach and 
Learn: Power, Politics and Public Schools. John 
Stratton '68 has retired from Lockheed-Martin 
in Orlando, Fla., and has moved to Rockwood, 
Tenn. Larry Batterman '69 is retired after 
teaching technology education in the Sheboygan 
Area School District for 30 years. 


Harald Barry BS '71, MS '83 is an assistant 
professor in the College of Business and Technol- 
ogy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. 
Ellen Lotz Dietrich '71, State College, Penna., 
has been promoted to director of development 
and institutional advancement, College of Educa- 
tion, Pennsylvania State University. James 
Gregersen '71, Racine, is a facilities engineer/ 
environmental manager at Acme Die Casting. 
Michael Seiser BS '71, MS '74, MS '76, Pepin, 
is the district administrator at Pepin Area School. 
Christine Schultz Genett '72, is a case coordi- 
nator at American General, Milwaukee. David 
Goetzinger '72, Dubuque, Iowa, is a manufac- 
turing engineer in the fabrication area of the 
Backhoe Division of John Deer Dubuque Works. 
Richard Zahorik MS '73, Ed.S. '87, Eau Claire, 
is a guidance counselor at Altoona High School. 
He was recently presented the Wisconsin School 
Counselor Association's Althea Brach Counselor 
of the Year Award at the annual conference in 
Stevens Point. 

Murray K. Fisher MS '74, Morton Grove, 
111., is a teacher at Southside Occupational Acad- 
emy, Chicago, 111. He has recently been named a 
2001 Golden Apple Finalist. Finalists were se- 
lected from more than 1,200 nominations of 
outstanding high school teachers from Cook, 
Lake and DuPage counties. 

Michel Defenbau '76, Parkville, Mo., is 
president of Multivac Inc., a leading manufac- 
turer of packaging machinery for the food and 
medical industries. Larry Ferstenou MS '76, 
Ivins, Utah, has written You CAN Retire Young! 
How To Retire in your 40s or 50s Without Being 
Rich, which will be published soon. For more 
information visit 
Holly Hubbell '76, Fredericksburg, Va., is a 
contract specialist with the U.S. Navy Military 
Sealift Command. Therese Wilson '76, New 
Berlin, is the youth services librarian at Brown 
Deer Library. 

Yvonne Boiler Nelson MS '77, an instructor 
in the biology department at UW-Stout, was 
selected the Wisconsin Laboratory Association's 
Joe Mityas Laboratorian of the Year for 2000. 
Lawrence J. Smith BS '77, MS '86, Owatonna, 
Minn., is a quality engineer at Pemstar. Michael 
Sullivan '77 is director of sales at, 
Green Bay. 

Bruce Meihsner '78 is the owner of Plastics 
Unlimited, Wauwatosa. William Otto '78, 

Wauwatosa, is president of Marcus Hotels and 
Resorts. He also serves as the chairman of the 
Wisconsin Governors' Council on Tourism and as 
chairman of the Greater Milwaukee Convention 
and Visitors Bureau. Joel Weinberger '78 is 
quality assurance manager at Kleen Test Prod- 
ucts, a division of Meridian Industries Inc., 

Kerry '79 and Barbara Sinclair Staehler 
'76 reside in Wittenberg. Kerry owns and oper- 
ates his own business, Raspberry Road Log Build- 
ers; Barbara is a service coordinator and teacher 
for the B-3 program in Shawano City. James 
Winistorfer BS '79, MS '83, Milwaukee, was 
named general manager of Waukesha Bearings 


Gary Thomas '80, Kimberly, is regional vice 
president of the American Funds. His territory 
includes northern Wisconsin and the Michigan's 
Upper Peninsula. 

Deborah Bilzing MS '81 is the state con- 
sultant for school counseling and the state career 
guidance supervisor for the Department of Public 
Instruction, Madison. Over the past five years, 
she has co-authored the revision to Wisconsin's 
Developmental Guidance Model, reviewed the 
National Standards for School Counseling and has 
been involved in many initiatives at the national 
level. Christopher Bracken '81, Ponte Vedra 
Beach, Fla., is director of marketing at the 
Sawgrass Marriott Resort. Steven Griffiths '81 
is chief of manufacturing for Shortgrass Technol- 
ogy, Clearwater, Fla. 

Susan Stuckey Goudreau '82 is a training 
manager for M&I Data Services, Brown Deer. 
Bob Jensch '82 is general manager of the Athens 
Ledra Marriott Hotel, Athens, Greece. He was 
previously the general manager of the first Marriott 
Hotel in Israel, the Nazareth Marriott. Kathleen 
Brown Mitchell BS '82, MS '91 is a teacher at 
South Caldwell High School, Hudson, N.C. 
Charles Virgil '82 is director of sales for 
Explore Wisconsin, Madison. 

Timothy '83 and Connie Loose Gohla '82 
reside in Jordan, Minn. Tim is a technology 
education instructor at Dakota Hills Middle 
School, Eagan, Minn.; Connie is an infrastructure 
project manager at Northwest Airlines. Frederick 
Rushlow '83, Laurium, Mich., is an exhibits 
specialist with the National Park Service, 
Keweenaw National Historic Park. 

Daniel Dick '84 has been named general 
manger of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake 
Geneva. Timothy Groves '84, Colorado Springs, 
Colo., is a site strategic planner for Intel. Mark 
Honnold '84 was promoted to manufacturing 
engineering manager at FSI International, Chaska, 
Minn. Mary Ann Searle '84 serves as the assis- 
tant dean of Student Services at Pasco-Hernando 
Community College, Brooksville, Fla. Christo- 
pher Tinen '84 is vice president of sales at 
Formica Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Clay DuVal '85, Golden Valley, Minn., is a 
high school art teacher for Osseo School District. 
Robert Hinn '85 has joined Environmental 
Structures Inc. (EST) as a project manager. ESI is 
a national design/building firm specializing in 
design and construction of refrigerated distribu- 
tion centers and food processing facilities. Jane 
Metcalf BS '85, MS '91, MS '96 is director of 
human resources at the Hilton Milwaukee City 
Center, Milwaukee. Thomas Minucci '85, 
Wauwatosa, is a marketing associate for Sysco 
Food Services of Eastern Wisconsin. 

Mark Bentfield '86 is a building systems 
coordinator for PCL Construction Services, 
Bloomington, Minn. Ilissa Greenberg '86 
completed her doctorate in clinical psychology in 
1998 and is currently a training coordinator in the 
Counseling Center at Roosevelt University, Chi- 
cago, 111. Judy Amundson Keenan '86 is a brand 
manager at Kraft Foods, Glenview, 111. Richard 
Kuhn '86 is the global manufacturing project 
manager at EchoStar-DISH Network, supporting 

both the Asian and Mexican satellite TV receiver 
manufacturing operations. Philip Kuhns '86 is 
director of planning and materials at Talon Eng- 
ineering, Sauk Rapids, Minn. Thomas Wetsch 
'86, St. Charles, 111., is director of marketing and 
product development for Ivex Packaging. Jeanne 
Wilkinson '86 and spouse Frank Lind, Brook- 
lyn, N.Y., recently exhibited paintings at Muhlen- 
berg College, Allentown, Penna. Jeanne has been 
voted a member of the American Abstract Art- 

Mary Andreska Dess '87, South Milwau- 
kee, is a teacher in the hotel/hospitality program 
at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Richard 
Hutter '87 had his first solo art show in June 
2000 at Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, Wash. He has 
also shown artwork at Bellevue Art Museum, 
Bellevue, Wash.; the Center on Contemporary 
Art, Seattle, Wash.; and VIVA Gallery, Northridge, 
Calif. His artwork was also recently included in 
exhibits at South Shore Art Center, Cohassett, 
Mass., and Seattle Art Museum, Rental/Sales 
Gallery, Seattle, Wash. Keith Karczewski '87, 
Collierville, Tenn., is employed by Federal Ex- 
press as a senior manager, Worldwide E-Solu- 
tions. Scott Ledermann '87 was promoted to 
engineering manager at Norstar Aluminum Molds, 
Cedarburg. Jeffrey '87 and Enid Ehlen Reames 
'72 reside in Wabasha, Minn. Jeffrey is an admin- 
istrator at Western Wisconsin Technical Col- 
lege, La Crosse; Enid is a senior program manager 
with Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, Red 
Wing, Minn. Linda Rogers '87 is a family case 
manager at Perspectives Family Center, St. Louis 
Park, Minn. Dewey Rothering '87, Rockton, 
111., is the director of store logistics for Saks Inc. 
He has also recently started a mobile disc jockey 
company, Celebrations DJ Service. 

Lela Boon Anderson '88 is an elementary 
guidance counselor for the School District of 
Flambeau, Tony. Rick Ingebretson '88, New 
Prague, Minn., was promoted to sales manager at 
Phillips and Temro Industries Inc. Robert 
O'Reilly '88, Weston, Fla., was promoted to 
director of logistics and technical services at Elan 
Pharmaceuticals. Major Jeffrey Strey '88 has 
been assigned to the 1st Marine Regiment as the 
operations officer at Camp Pendleton, Calif. 
Kelli Smith Swinson '88 was promoted to assis- 
tant manager of inflight training at Midwest 
Express Airlines, Milwaukee. Michael Zelinski 
'88 is a factory manager at Waukesha Bearings, 


Tracey Crisp Aakre '90, Hastings, Minn., is a 
home mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo Home 
Mortgage. Kelli Foster Buffo '90 is the market- 
ing coordinator at Smoky Hill High School, 
Aurora, Colo. Jay Gerondale '90 has earned a 
master's degree in packaging science from the 
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 
N.Y. He has been promoted to engineering man- 
ager at C.R. Bard, Salt Lake City, Utah. Victoria 
Gibbs '90 is a process anaylyst at Andersen 
Consulting, Minneapolis, Minn. Peter Hanke 
'90, Janesville, is a technology education teacher 
for Evansville School District. Jennifer Bathke 
Hostettler '90 was promoted to creative de- 
signer of the Newborn Division at Oshkosh 
B'Gosh, Oshkosh. Judith Reinhold '90, 
Chippewa Falls, is a site developer for Curves for 

Sam Cleaveland '91 was promoted to vice 
president of sales and engineering at IPSI, Maple 
Grove, Minn. Sandy Honermann Gudvangen 
'91, Victoria, Minn., is a program director for 
Hartford Life. Kurt Huber '91 is a graphic des- 
ign faculty member at Winona State University, 
Winona, Minn. Ryan Nielsen '91 has been 
promoted to product transfer manager at Med- 
tronic Neurological, Minneapolis, Minn. Scott 
W. Olson '91 is customer services manager for 
Mark Travel Corp., Milwaukee. Julia Fiorentino 
Roehl '91, Eden Prairie, Minn., is a merchandise 
manager for Premium Wear Inc. Heidi Strom 

'91, New York, N.Y., is a sales manager for Troyk 
Printing Corp. 

Monica Swendsrud Dockery '92. Dallas, 
Texas, was promoted to silver buyer at Neiman 
Marcus. Andrew Gagnon '92 is a manufacturing 
engineer at Tecumseh Products Co., New Hol- 
stein. Stephen Kraft '92 is general manager of 
Grandmas Restaurant Co., Bloomington, Minn. 
Gary Parkos '92 is a business manager for Ford 
Motor Co. at Gage Products, Ferndale, Mich. 
Lynn Beard Weilbrenner '92, Janesville, is 
the school-to-work coordinator for the Delavan- 
Darien School District. 


Tina Enzweiler Blenkush '93 is an account/ 
deductions coordinator for Advantage Sales and 
Marketing, Minnetonka, Minn. Darcy Hermel 
Brugger '93, Farmington, Minn., is an account 
representative at Northfield Printing. Tonia 
Russell Dockter '93, Riverview, Fla., was awarded 
Tampa's Recognized Young Dietitian in 1999 
and Florida's Recognized Young Dietitian in 
2000. Kim Kozicki Flottemesch '93, Pullman, 
Wash., has received a doctoral degree in higher 
education from the University of Idaho and is 
currently assistant professor of communication 
at Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho. 
Michelle Devine Giese '93 is a good manufac- 
turing practices (GMP) manager for Step Indus- 
tries, Neenah. Justin Gilbert BS '93, MS '97 
was promoted to procurement engineering man- 
ager at IBM, Rochester, Minn. Sarah Johnson 
'93, Minneapolis, is a social worker for the 
Community Health Department of Hennepin 
County. Ginger Hartse Lobliner '93, Oxford, 
Mich., was promoted to manager of transitions 
and new stores at Kmart Corp. Kimberly Marion 
'93, Beaverton, Ore., manages an e-Business 
Alliance program for Intel. 

Kenneth Baratta '94 is a supplier develop- 
ment specialist for LifeFitness, Franklin Park, 
111. Andrea Childers '94 is the director of an 
afterschool program in Minneapolis, Minn. Jesse 
BA '94, MS '96 and Lynnette Spiering Jackson 
BA '95, MS '97 reside in Phillips. Both are 
employed by the Phillips School District, Jesse as 
a school psychologist and Lynnette as a middle 
school teacher. Aaron Keopple '94, is vice pres- 
ident of operations at APN, Inc., a stainless steel 
tube fittings manufacturer in Calendonia, Minn. 
Bradley Moellenberndt '94 is general manager 
of Americlnn, Wisconsin Rapids. Suzanne 
Ocampo Wittman '94, Spencer, is a graphic des- 
igner for the Marshfield News Herald. 

Branden Backus '95, Chicago, 111., is the 
southeast general manager for 
Elizabeth Jensen Corning '95, Madison, is an 
account representative with Great Lakes Higher 
Education. Rod Grimme '95 is a pressroom/ 
bindery supervisor at Wisconsin Web Offset, 
Brookfield. Peter Isaacson '95 is an applica- 
tions eng-ineer in the Packaging Systems Divi- 
sion of 3M, St. Paul, Minn. Terri Malison '95, 
Waukesha, is a second grade teacher in Milwau- 

Brad Anderson '96 is manager of the 
Wyndham International new guest recognition 
program, Wyndham ByRequest, at the 350-room 
Wyndham Buttes Resort, Tempe, Ariz. Will- 
iam Andres '96 is child care director at High 
Ridge YMCA, Chicago, 111. Daniel Berg '96 is 
an environmental designer for John Ryan Co., 
Minneapolis. Gregory D. Brown '96 is a tech- 
nology education teacher for the Shawano- 
Gresham School District, Shawano. Linda Clyne 
MS '96 is a family law mediator/guardian ad litem 
for the Florida Supreme Court, St. Augustine, Fla. 
Laura Reuss Cronan '96 is a family and con- 
sumer sciences teacher for Alden-Conger School, 
Alden, Minn. Charles Fredrickson '96 is a 
construction manager for Hoffman Corp., 
Appleton. Michael Goeden '96 is quality man- 
ager at Russell T. Gilman Inc., Grafton. Beth 
Gordon '96 is an assistant manager for Best Buy 
Stores, Long Island, N.Y. Jill Granger '96 is 

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manager of Old Country Buffet, Racine. Jenni- 
fer Gajewski Hieb '96 is a service team leader for 
Rise Inc., Minneapolis. Kevin '98 and Leslie 
Peterson Hildebrandt '98 reside in Fremont. 
Kevin is a safety representative with Miron 
Construction Inc.; Leslie is the owner of Riversong 
Studio. Jonathan Hornblad '96 is a fixture 
designer for Best Buy Co., Eden Prairie, Minn. 
Scott Janus '96 is a manufacturing engineer with 
Schindler Elevator Co., Clinton, N.C. Jennifer 
Jaworski '96 is manager of the baby department 
at Burlington Coat Factory, Reno, Nev. Brian C. 
Larson '96 is an engineer at Carl Zeiss, Minne- 
apolis, Minn. Regina Wood Lien '96 is a 
protective behavior educator for Family Support 
Center, Chippewa Falls. Laura Murphy '96 is 
human resources director for the Wyndham Cleve- 
land Hotel at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Brian Neste '96 is director of Daylight Software 
Inc., Dover, N.H. Jill Smutny Pedretti '96 is a 
kindergarten teacher at Eagle Bluff School, 
Onalaska. Janet Pelkola '96 is a program co- 
ordinator for AME Community Services, Golden 
Valley, Minn. Tricia Perkins '96 is a HR gen- 
eralist for CSM Corp., St. Paul, Minn. Angela 
Karnopp Peterson '96 is a sales coordinator for 
Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison. Annette 
Roter MS '96 is a senior technical consultant 
with CompuWare Corp., Bloomington, Minn. 
Craig Runnells '96, Wauwatosa, has joined 
Four Points Hotel Sheraton Milwakee Airport as 
sales manager. Sarah Schmidt '96 is guest care 
manager for Marriott, Dublin, Ohio. Dennis 
Snarski '96 is a manufacturing engineer for 
Nexen Group Inc., Webster. Jill Walser '96 is 
a sales representative with Kirsch Fabrics, Min- 
neapolis, Minn. Bradley Wardman '96, Beloit, 
is a technology education teacher for Parkview 
School District. Kristine Welle '96 is em- 
ployed in the property management division of 
Cornerstone Development, Fargo, N. Dak. Timo- 
thy Williamson '96 is a project manager for 
Biosel Inc., Burlington. 


Kevin '97 and Lisa Purcell Burke '98 reside in 
Maple Lake, Minn. Kevin is employed in the 
Marketing Department of Xcel Energy, Minne- 
apolis; Lisa is employed in the International 
Department of Pillsbury, Minneapolis. Joel '97 
and Sarah Kraft Cartwright '96 reside in Prior 
Lake, Minn. Joel has received a master's degree 
in vocational education and educational leader- 
ship; Sarah is a child care resource and referral 
coordinator with Community Action Council. 
Kathryn Evanson Cooper '97, Silverdale, Wash., 
teaches second grade for the Bremerton School 
District. Gretchen Hanson '97, St. Paul, Minn., 
is an eligibility worker for Washington County. 
Evie Russell Johnson '97 is a software engineer 
at Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Preston 
Lougheed '97, Eden Prairie, Minn., is general 
manager of the Eden Prairie Fairfield Inn. Tho- 
mas Michlig '97 is a graphic designer with Tam- 
zen Media, Wausau. Michael Peske '97, Oak 
Creek, is a project engineer/mechanical engineer 
at Electronic Cable Specialists. Jill Radloff '97 
is a S.A.G.E. teacher at Boyd Elementary School, 
Eau Claire. Melissa Rieckenberg '97 is an 
assistant buyer for Trade Associates Group, Chi- 
cago, 111. 

Christopher Aune '98 is a materials con- 
trol analyst at 3M, St. Paul, Minn. Jennifer 
Baier '98 is a designer with Stumpf, Weber and 
Assoc, Minneapolis. Jolene Benitz Bird '98, 
Boyceville, is a kindergarten teacher for Boyce- 
ville School District. Amy Tierney Bowen '98 is 
the education director at Boys and Girls Clubs of 
Delaware, Smyrna, Del. Jerry Cegielski '98, 
Sheboygan, is a quality project analyst for Kohler 
Co. Sara Church '98, Cincinnati, Ohio, is a 
territory manager for Hormel Foods. Rebekah 
Tedesco Colson '98 is a senior resident advisor 
for Transitional Services Inc., McKees Rocks, 
Penna. Denise Dahl Corrigan '98, River Falls, 
is a K-l teacher for Baldwin-Woodville School 
District. Lori Lawrence Decker '98 is a case 

manager for Elmergreen Associates Inc., Wausau. 
Amy Doeple '98, Chicago, 111., is employed in 
employee and labor relations at Hyatt Corporate 
Office. Richard Eisenhuth '98 is a loan officer 
for Bankers USA Mortgage Corp., Boca Raton, 
Fla. Alyssa Sederholm Farrar '98 is staffing and 
personnel manager for Prom Management Group 
Inc., Oakdale, Minn. Tammy Schultz Forseth 
'98 is an employment specialist with REACH 
Inc., Eau Claire. Melanie Garvey '98, Waupaca, 
is a kindergarten teacher for New London School 
District. Candice Goebel Grunseth '98, 
Gilman, is a program manager at Crossroads Men- 
tal Health Services and an EMT for the Taylor 
County Ambulance. Julie Jost Herzfeldt '98 is 
a home economist with Reiman Publications, 
Greendale. Heidi Johnson '98 is a designer for 
the Corpus Christi Caller Times, Corpus Christi, 
Texas. Jessica Kelm '98, Delano, Minn., is a 
technical trainer with MetLife Auto and Home 
Insurance Co. Jeremy Kolbe '98 is a construc- 
tion superintendent for Pulte Homes, Mendota 
Heights, Minn. Sueann Roller '98 is a customer 
service representative for Action Printing, Fond 
du Lac. Nicole Kunkel '98 is manager of Taco 
John's, Burnsville, Minn. Amy Kusserow '98 is 
manager of "You're Special" Gifts and Col- 
lectibles, Appleton. Tracie La Nou '98 is a 
registered dietitian at Taher Inc., Minnetonka, 
Minn. Peter '98 and Susan Tix Lau '98 reside 
in Cottage Grove, Minn. Peter is an account 
coordinator at Amidon Graphics, St. Paul, Minn.; 
Susan is a kindergarten teacher at Kinderberry 
Hill Child Development Center, Maplewood, 
Minn. Juan Macias '98, Sheboygan, is an indus- 
trial engineer with Kohler Co. Donna Moraska 
MS '98, Menomonie, is director of the Pierce 
County Public Health Department. Nichole 
Norman '98, Beloit, is a family and consumer 
education teacher at Clinton High School. 
Chyanne Wilde Pechacek '98 is assistant 
manager at Wal-Mart, Hudson. Wendy Rinholen 
MS '98 is a counselor at Black Hawk College, 

Kewanee, 111. Matthew Rolli '98, Baldwin, is 
manager of the digital/design department at 
Signergy Sign Group. Laura Rudoph MS '98 is 
a dietitian at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, 
Texas. Pamela Staff '98 is general manager of 
Northwoods Brewpub and Grill, Eau Claire. 
Brenda Bonesteel Stoddard '98, Altoona, is a 
kindergarten teacher for Mondovi School Dis- 
trict. Linda Tate '98 is a job coach for Lutheran 
Social Services, Menomonie. Robert Weir '98 
is a claim representative for State Farm Insur- 
ance, Vadnais Heights, Minn. Katy Wilson '98 
is a process development an-alyst for GE Capital, 
Eden Prairie, Minn. 

Amy Hansen Dean '99 is employed by the 
Ramsey County Attorney's Office, St. Paul, 
Minn. Kendra Naef '99, Appleton, is a family 
and consumer sciences education teacher at Kim- 
berly High School. Andrew Neumann '99, 
Winona, Minn., is employed by Rivers Hotel 
Group. David Ruedy '99 is the restaurant man- 
ager at the Yarrow Resort and Conference Center, 
Park City, Utah. Marc Ruska '99 is an examiner 
with FDIC, Eau Claire. Gretchen Sommerfeldt 
'99, Wauwatosa, has joined Zizzo Group Adver- 
tising as a graphic designer. Tara Tepe '99 is a 
banquet manager for Walt Disney World at the 
Grand Floridian, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. 

Sara Milliren Asher '00, Spring Valley, is a 
family and consumer education teacher at Hudson 
High School. Angela Cook '00, Prior Lake, 
Minn., is a customer service representative for 
the Thermo King division of Ingersoll-Rand. 
Thermo King is the world leader in transport ref- 
rigeration. Thomas DeLain '00, Baraboo, is a 
technology education teacher at Dodgeville High 
School. Brenda Nickel '00, Wisconsin Dells, is 
a kindergarten teacher for the Unified School 
District of Antigo. Tori Fritschler '00 is an 
associate designer with Stearns, St. Cloud, Minn. 


A daughter, Emma, Feb. 21, to Craig and Julie 
"Jap" Pecina Ahern '80, Waukegan, 111. A 
daughter, Megan Ann, June 16, to Gary and 
Pamela Mero Wolf '80, Mahtomedi, Minn. A 
daughter, Erin Karenna, May 23, 2000, to Roger 
and Vicky School Mendez '81, Patterson, N.Y. 
A daughter, Baili Lynn, May 16, 1999, to John 
'81 and Kelli Stewart, Pewaukee. A son, Nicho- 
las Sansbury, March 29, 2000, to Stephen and 
Lori Mehring Wyckoff '81, New York, N.Y. A 
son, Payton Joseph, Aug. 4, to Tracy and Susan 
Stuckey Goudreau '82, Fox Point. A daughter, 
Katelyn Marie, Jan. 2, 2000, to John and Pamela 
Menefee Pogue '82, Lancaster, Penna. A daugh- 
ter, Colleen Marie, June 5, 2000, to Charles '82 
and Marcia Virgil, Waterloo. A son, Haakon 
Diedrich, July 20, to Gene and Ruth Navrestad 
Schriefer '83, Mineral Point. A son, Christian 
Gene, May 23, 1999, to Mark '84 and Lynn 
Shimota Honnold '85, Chanhassen, Minn. A 
daughter, Isabel Anna, Oct. 12, to Angelo and 
Patricia Gunderson Nardone '84, Woodbridge, 
Va. A daughter, Kendra Baril, May 10, 2000, to 
Robert and Margot Peterson Sheehan '84, 
Columbus, Ohio. A son, Patrick William, Nov. 
21, to Peter '84 and Ada Young, Sealy, Texas. 
Twins, Rachel Kathleen and Claire Elizabeth, 
Oct. 11, to Mark '86 and Debra Bentfield, 
Minneapolis, Minn. A daughter, Sophia, April 4, 
1999, to Scott and Cara Seppi Bern '86, Mequon. 
A daughter, Abigail Catherine, May 12, 2000, to 
Steven '86 and Julie Joosten, Oak Creek. A son, 
John Edward, June 21, 2000, to Patrick and Judy 
Amundson Keenan '86, Glenview, 111. A son, 
Jerod Richard, Sept. 22, 1999, to Richard '86 
and Deborah Kuhn, Littleton, Colo. A son, Jared 
Jay, April 29, 2000, to Jay and Leslie Stebbins 
Mortenson '86, Merrill. A daughter, Jennifer 
Marie, May 8, 2000, to Michael and Jean Feyen 
Niemeyer '86, Appleton. A daughter, Olivia 
Marie, June 3, 2000, to Michael '86 and Sarah 
Owens, Eden Prairie, Minn. A daughter, Elisabeth 

Marie, June 17, to Bob and Sue Dondlinger 
Peterson '86, Northfield, Minn. A daughter, 
Allison Marie, March 16, 2000, to Thomas '86 
and Lori Grote Wetsch '86, St. Charles, 111. A 
son, Arrington Michael, March 7, 2000, to Joe 
Polman and Valerie DeFWes-Polman '87, 
Stevens Point. A daughter, Greta Lisieux, May 
19, 2000, to Steven '87 and Lori Pyka Huebl 
'88, Jordan, Minn. A son, Jonathan Richard, Nov. 
16, 1999, to Dewey '87 and Kathleen Grosskopf 
Rothering '87, Rockton, 111. A son, William 
Charles, May 1, 2000, to Peter '88 and Carol 
Dufek, South Milwaukee. A son, William Alan, 
Sept. 5, 1999, to Rick '88 and Mary Ingebretson, 
New Prague, Minn. A son, Dawson James, July 13, 
to David and Juanita Mack Loether '88, Sauk 
City. A son, Nicholas Reid, Jan. 20, 2000, to 
Aleck '89 and Amy Zellinger Aquado '90, 
Luck. Twins, Ben and Evan, Feb. 27, 2000, to 
Mike and Michelle Olsen Cwiekowski '89, 
Phoenix, Ariz. A son, Jack Walter, April 19, 
2000, to Thomas and Renee Durocher Flis '89, 
Green Bay. A daughter, Emrie Nicole, Oct. 20, to 
Michael and G. Nicole Frerichs Hawes '89, 
Southern Pines, N.C. 

A son, Zachary Ryan, March 9, 2000, to Jay 
'90 and Julie Peterson Gerondale '90, Sandy, 
Utah. A son, Logan John, April 13, 2000, to 
Brian '90 and Lorinda Warnke Horke '93, Elk 
Mound. A daughter, Tabatha Marie, Sept. 2, to 
Todd and Kim Kellerman Murphy '90, Macki- 
naw, 111. A son, Daniel Lloyd, May 10, 2000, to 
Paul '90 and Christine Cornue Nesja '91, 
Mount Horeb. A son, Samuel West, Oct. 7, to 
Dean and Jane Haglund Phillips '90, Newport, 
Minn. A daughter, Cassidy Lynne, March 31, 
2000, to Jeff and Lisa Rosar Reichert '90, Elk 
River, Minn. A son, Cade Thomas, Jan. 16, 2000, 
to Nicholas '90 and Tara Stahel Sowka '90, 
Plymouth, Minn. A daughter, Madison Irene, 
Aug. 1, to Ron and Catherine Scott Anderson 
'91, White Bear Lake, Minn. A son, Jacob Peter, 

Dec. 26, to Leonard and Kristin Rosera Davis 
'91, Dyersburg, Tenn. A son, Bryce Kristopher, 
Oct. 22, to Gerald '91 and Rita McPherson 
Lingen '94, Stanley. A daughter, Mackenzie 
Mae, Nov. 27 to Roger '9 land Jeanne Myrkle, 
Corcoran, Minn. A daughter, Hannah Christine, 
Nov. 19, to Ryan '91 and Christine Macke 
Nielsen '94, Maplewood, Minn. A daughter, 
Alyssa Helen, July 8, to David and Denise 
Hunter Pask '91, Mounds View, Minn. A daugh- 
ter, Amanda Ann, March 26, 2000, to Peter '91 
and Brenda Blunck Skittone '90, Elk Grove, 
111. A son, Peter Andrew, Aug. 8, to Grant and 
Andrea Lambert Thayer '91, Rochester, Minn. 
A son, Alexander Matthew, Sept. 12, to Beji and 
Pamela Heuer Varghese '91, Alpharetta, Ga. 
A daughter, Alexandra Dawn, Sept. 14, to Michael 
and Denise Hildebrandt Wolf '91, Dayton, 
Minn. A son, Zachary Ronald, Nov. 21, to Bret 
and Trisha Zube Schubert '91, Fishers, Ind. A 
daughter, Jessi Nicole, Jan. 16, to Timothy and 
Sheila Leonhardt Barger '92, Rock Falls, 111. A 
son, Austin Michael, July 25, to Darrell and Ann 
Bomba Cook '92, Rosemount, Minn. A son, 
Benjamin William, May 22, 2000, to Andrew 
'92 and April Griglak Gagnon '92, New Hol- 
stein. A daughter, Carlene Lucille, July 7, to Rick 
and Tina Enzweiler Blenkush '93, Burnsville, 
Minn. A son, Nicholas Sawyer, March 2000, to 
David and Jodi Hubbard Burns '93, Rochester, 
Minn. A son, Henry Lawrence, May 29, 2000, to 
James '93 and Lynn Marek, St. Paul, Minn. A 
daughter, Hailey Grace, June 29, 2000, to David 
'93 and Lisa Call Semrau '95, Orlando, Fla. A 
daughter, Cailey Grace, Oct. 19, to Douglas '93 
and Sheri Noel Sorensen '94, Fall Creek. A son, 
Ryan James, Feb. 18, 2000, to Marty and Mar- 
garet "Meg" Felker Tryba '93, Somerset. A 
daughter, Julia Kailyn, May 7, 2000, to Troy '94 
and Kimberly Buttjer Cleasby '94, Eagan, 
Minn. A daughter, Brook, Feb. 12, 2000, to Jesse 
BA '94, MS '96 and Lynnette Spiering Jackson 

BA '95, MS '97, Phillips. A daughter, Mariah 
Maxine, June 27, 2000, to Aaron '94 and Joy 
Keopple, Holmen. A daughter, Chanda Lyn, June 
6, 2000, to Jeff '94 and Kathryn Raddatz Royle 
'94, Charlotte, N.C. A son, Samuel Abraham, July 
10, to Ward and Suzanne Ocampo Wittman 
'94, Spencer. A daughter, Elana Grace, May 5, 
2000, to Eric '95 and Amy DeCurtins Double 
'94, Woodbury, Minn. A son, Wesley William, 
Oct. 23, to William '95 and Paula Paitrick 
Mclntyre '93, Merrill. A daughter, Katelyn 
Suzann, Feb. 19, 2000, to Craig and TraciDishnow 
Charette '96, Kingsford, Mich. A son, Mitchell 
Lee, June 15, 2000, to Jeffery and Amy Schoer 
Junge BS '96, MS '97, Sanborn, Minn. A daugh- 
ter, Madeline Rae, to Timothy and Jill Smutny 
Pedretti '96, Holmen. A son, Adam, Feb. 16, 
2000, to Brian and Jennifer Nelson Rechtzigel 
'96, Clarks Grove, Minn. A daughter, Sarah 
Catherine, Oct. 13, to Kevin '97 and Lisa 
Purcell Burke '98, Maple Lake, Minn. A daugh- 
ter, Jacinda Evelyn, Dec. 23, to Sean and Carrie 
Briones Hickey '97, Isanti, Minn. A son, Hunter 
John, Dec. 4, to Traves '97 and Kelly Klawiter 
Peterson '96, Highlands Ranch, Colo. A daugh- 
ter, Autumn Mae, July 21, to Chris and Kelly 
Beard Scoon '97, Ellison Bay. A son, Christo- 
pher Edward, June 20, 2000, to Mark '97 and 
Nichole Lundberg Tile '95, Farmington, Minn. 
A daughter, Taryn, Feb. 20, 2000, to Kevin and 
Michelle Durkin Ploessl '98, Brooklyn. A son, 
Isaiah Matthew, Nov. 7, to Matthew '98 and 
Kathryn Kaiser Rolli '98, Baldwin. 


Robert and Karen Keyport Valdez '78, San 
Antonio, Texas, a son, Anthony, October 2000. 
Ray '82 and Ann Hallada Hill BS '83, MS '87, 
Madison, a son, Daniel William, March 2000. 

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Esther O. Sundberg Dip. '21, BS '25, Sept. 2, 
Brainerd, Minn. Lloyd Benson '25, July 28, 
Madison. George T. Jackson Dip. '25, BS '35, 
July 9, Southampton, N.J. Julia Solie Rowe Dip. 
'26, May 15, 1999, Wadena, Minn. Gertrude 
Samida Taggart Dip. '26, BS '50, Dec. 12, 
Rhinelander. Burl Banks '29, Jan. 12, Chetek. 
Lydia Stindt Hawkes '29, Jan. 29, Madison. 

Eldrid Wike Walsh '32, Oct. 7, New Rich- 
mond. Dewey F. Barich '33, Feb. 9, Green 
Valley, Ariz. Evelyn Anderson Rasmussen '33, 
Oct. 30, 1999, Des Moines, Iowa. LeRoy 
Charlick '35, July 12, Harlingen, Texas. John 
Feirer '36, Dec. 23, Kalamazoo, Mich. Mabel 
Joos Murdock '37, Oct. 27, Ocala, Fla. Neil 
Blank '38, Feb. 4, Bloomington, Minn. Mary 
Frances Snively Lowell '38, Nov. 15, Florence, 
Ore. Helen Dawson '39, Jan. 11, Madison. 
Helen Smith Iverson '39, Oct. 16, Menomonie. 

Harold Benjamin '41, Nov. 11, Fergus 

Falls, Minn. Julia Maurin Hill '42, Aug. 17, 
Flint, Mich. Elizabeth (Bette) Rasmussen 
Halvorson '43, Oct. 12, St. Ansgar, Iowa. 
Marjory Tanz '44, Aug. 1, Green Bay. Pauline 
Miller Luckey '45, July 14, Loveland, Colo. 
Florine Lindow Milbrath '45, March 2, River 
Falls. Veryle Traeger Mitchell '45, Jan. 6, 
2000, Texarkana, Ark. Rudolph Albert '46, 
June 28, 1999, Ypsilanti, Mich. Roy Kaner '46, 
Jan. 1, Eau Galle. Conrad Mayer BS '47, MS '50, 
April 22, 2000, Fond du Lac. Eugene 
Kramschuster '48, Jan. 20, Tucson, Ariz. Ed- 
ward Ralph '49, May 3, 2000, Danbury. 

Robert P. Gray '50, Jan. 22, Montgomery, 
111. Lewis Jackson '50, Oct. 9, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Mary Jean Swanson Bogenhagen '51, Dec. 
14, Merrill. Doris Heil Kirk '52, June 10, 2000, 
Luck. Michael Pavlicin BS '53, MS '57, Aug. 
22, Arcadia. Alan Stuve '56, May 12, 2000, 
Hartland. Ronald M. Walker '56, Nov. 12, 

Spooner. Joyce Fraedrich Walter BS '56, MS 
'69, Oct. 2000, Burke, Va. Gerald Bleskacek 
BS '58, MS '63, Oct. 26, Bloomer. William 
Hemsey BS '59, MS '66, Sept. 15, Winona, 

Irving Gabrilska '60, Jan. 16, Kimberly. 
Margo Steber Varo '62, Feb. 1, Seneca. Sandra 
Gill BS '63, MS '67, Jan. 29, Menomonie. 
Judith Baewer McDermott '66, July 15, Ran- 
dom Lake. Katherine "Katy" Rose Richardson 
'68, July 30, Lyndonville, Vt. Edward L. Burton 
MS '69, June 4, Litchfield Park, Ariz. Josette 
Holt Martins MS '69, July 18, Eden Prairie, 
Minn. Gerald Schwarz BS '69, MS '71, July 13, 

Linda Howell Stahl MS '70, Aug. 6, Elk 
Mound. Ronald Smies '71, Dec. 26, Oostburg. 
Tom Strehlo BS '71, MS '75, Ed.S. '84, 
Menomonie. Richard Dettman '72, June 17, 
2000, Delavan. Steven D. Jansen '72, Oct. 15, 

Menasha. Robert A. Richardson '72, Oct. 29, 
Manitowoc. Leonard Baer '73, July 20, Neenah. 
William Sandberg BS '73, MS '75, May 19, 
2000, Juneau. Clement Stapleton MS '73, July 
28, Winter. Stephen Yourchuck '73, June 18, 
2000, Georgetown. Michael Ingels '74, Nov. 
16, Plymouth. Thomas E. Michael '74, April 
27, 2000, West Bend. Pamela Siegel Schenk 
'74, April 1, Milwaukee. Michelle Schoepp 
Weber '77, July 16, Green Bay. George D. 
Grant MS '78, Sept. 16, Schaumburg, 111. Den- 
nis Lombard '79, Oct. 30, Seattle, Wash. 

Theodore Hovde '82, May 5, 2000, Rice 
Lake. Krishna West '85, Aug. 20, Mountain 
View, Calif. David Blumenauer '86, May 4, 
2000, Colfax. 

Mary Cheryl Marty Lynch MS '92, July 12, 
New Richmond. 


Enid Ehlen '72 to Jeffrey Reames '87, July 7. 
Couple resides in Wabasha, Minn. Eileen Slack 
'72 to Philip Batchelor, April 15, 2000. Couple 
resides in Rockford, 111. Barbara Sinclair '76 to 
Kerry Staehler '79. Couple resides in 
Wittenberg. Yvonne Boiler Hartz MS '77 to 
George Nelson, July 29. Couple resides in 
Menomonie. Sharon L. Mueller '79 to Russ 
Lewellen, July 2000. Couple resides in St. Louis 
Park, Minn. 

Dawn Suter to Gary Sjurset '79, Dec. 30. 
Couple resides in Abilene, Texas. Judith Petke to 
Jeffrey W. Johnson '85, March 25, 2000. 
Couple resides in Marshfield. Nilda Castilleja to 
Robert O'Reilly '88, Aug. 26. Couple resides in 
Weston, Fla. Jodie Hofkamp '88 to Paul Echols, 
Oct. 3. Couple resides in Modesto, Calif. Kelli 
Rae Smith '88 to Jesse Swinson, Nov. 3. Couple 
resides in Oak Creek. 

Jennifer Bathke '90 to Mark Hostettler, 
Aug. 19. Couple resides in Berlin. Kelli Foster 
'90 to Ron Buffo, June 24, 2000. Couple resides 
in Louisville, Colo. Tracy Rademann '91 to 
Ralph Gundert, Oct. 28. Couple resides in Beaver 
Dam. Jill Pierson to Stephen Kraft '92, April 
29, 2000. Couple resides in Carver, Minn. Diana 
and Gary Parkos '92, Nov. 4. Couple resides in 
Canton, Mich. Barbara Felland '93 to Spencer 

Whiting, June 24, 2000. Couple resides in Baxter, 
Minn. Ginger Hartse '93 to Aaron Lobliner, 
June 1. Couple resides in Oxford, Mich. Kim 
Kozicki '93 to Thomas Flottemesch, May 28, 
1999. Couple resides in Pullman, Wash. Kathleen 
Peters '93 to Raymond Beseler, May 6, 2000. 
Couple resides in Plymouth. Kelli Adamson '94 
to J.J. Levenske '95, April 2000. Couple resides 
in Pequot Lakes, Minn. Wendy Esselman to 
Christopher Lindner '94, July 22. Couple 
resides in Loyal. April and Bradley 
Moellenberndt '94, Nov. 11. Couple resides in 
Monroe. Tena Nelson to Brad Preissel '94, 
March 25, 2000. Couple resides in Wisconsin 
Dells. Richelle Rappa '94 to Louis Bohm. 
Couple resides in Haverhill, Mass. Cynthia 
Reissman to Michael Mayne '94, May 28, 2000. 
Couple resides in St. Louis Park, Minn. Kimberly 
Ballard to Brian Hettinger '95, April 15, 2000. 
Couple resides in Chicago. Stephanie Bombardier 
to Sean Kacsir '95, May 13, 2000. Couple 
resides in Bentonville, Ark. Elizabeth Frey to 
Jeffrey Neufeld '95, June 24, 2000. Couple 
resides in Antigo. Lisa Grobe to Peter Isaacson 
'95, Oct. 14. Couple resides in Hudson. Elizabeth 
Jensen '95 to Peter Corning, Aug. 12. Couple 
resides in Madison. Carrie Swanstrom '95 to 
James Homann, June 24, 2000. Couple resides in 

Port Byron, 111. Jessica Beilfuss '96 to Rich- 
ard Wellner '96, Aug. 14, 1999. Couple resides 
in Knoxville, Tenn. Tracy Berwig to Jeffrey 
Van Zeeland '96, Oct. 8, 1999. Couple resides 
in Kaukauna. Jennifer Gajewski '96 to Marty 
Hieb, Sept. 11, 1999. Couple resides in Plymouth, 
Minn. Kris Heintz '96 to Chad Nelson '94, 
June 21, 2000. Couple resides in Lafayette, Colo. 
Laura Murphy '96 to Jeff Vogt, March 17. 
Couple resides in Wauwatosa. Erin Sullivan to 
Brian C. Larson '96, Aug. 19. Couple resides in 
St. Paul, Minn. Laurie Coates '97 to Michael 
Hurtgen '97, Sept. 23. Couple resides in St. Paul, 
Minn. Kathryn Evanson '97 to Michael Coo- 
per, Nov. 20, 1999. Couple resides in Silverdale, 
Wash. Amy Fries '97 to Erik Arnetveit '97, 
Aug. 5. Couple resides in Green Lake. Kimberly 
Krekowski to James Matthys '97, July 8. Couple 
resides in Brodhead. Leah Petersen '97 to Bob 
Baillargeon, June 24, 2000. Couple resides in 
Somerset. Evie Russell '97 to Derek Johnson, 
Nov. 4. Couple resides in Walker, Iowa. Barbara 
Schommer '97 to Karl Mclntire, Oct. 7. Couple 
resides in Somerset. Betsy Thill to Aaron 
Scribner '97, Aug. 19. Couple resides in 
Menomonie. Julie Vossen '97 to Chad 
Gregoire, Sept. 9. Couple resides in Victoria, 
Minn. Dayna Wells '97 to Jason Johnson '97, 

Nov. 4. Couple resides in Hudson. Brenda 
Bonesteel '98 to Chad Stoddard, Jan. 1. Couple 
resides in Altoona. Denise Dahl '98 to Chris 
Corrigan, Aug. 5. Couple resides in River Falls. 
Candice Goebel '98 to Philip Grunseth, Aug. 
26. Couple resides in Gilman. Melissa Brandt 
'98 to David Fichtinger '98, June 19, 2000. 
Couple resides in Rochester, Minn. Jennifer 
Chovanec to John Schmidt '98, Aug. 5. Couple 
resides in Eau Claire. Denise Dahl '98 to Chris 
Corrigan, Aug. 5. Couple resides in River Falls. 
Michelle Durkin '98 to Kevin Ploessl, Oct. 30, 
1999. Couple resides in Brooklyn. Sheila 
Marsolek '98 to Jerrod Hoff, Aug. 14, 1999. 
Couple resides in Nelson. Amy Tierney '98 to 
Jason Bowen, June 24, 2000. Couple resides in 
Dover, Del. Susan Tix '98 to Peter Lau '98, 
Dec. 31, 1999. Couple resides in Cottage Grove, 
Minn. Amy Hansen '99 to Jeff Dean, Sept. 16. 
Couple resides in Blaine, Minn. Mary Strande to 
Justin Galke '99, July 3, 1999. Couple resides 
in Winona, Minn. Amy Zwolanek '99 to Lance 
Laird, Oct. 7. Couple resides in Eau Claire. 

Sara Milliren '00 to Jeff Asher, July 15. 
Couple resides in Spring Valley. 




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